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Publish Date: 16:44 - 31 August 2017
TEHRAN, August 31 - Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the northern city of Tal Afar and the entire Nineveh province have been purged of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Iraq prime minister declares Tal Afar, Nineveh province free of DaeshTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “Tal Afar has been liberated. We say to the Islamic State (Daesh) fighters: wherever you are, we are coming for you and you have no choice but to surrender or die,” Abadi said in a statement released on Thursday.

Iraqi army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units have been leading a major operation to rid the country of the Takfiri elements.

Iraqi forces launched the Tal Afar liberation operation on August 20, one month after fully recapturing the country’s second biggest city, Mosul, which was Daesh’s so-called “capital” in Iraq.

Daesh unleashed a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq in 2014, but it is currently retreating from much of the territory under its control in the Arab country due to recent advances made by the Iraqi forces on the battlefield.


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