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Iraq: Army launches operation to gain control of village outside Tel Afar

Iraq, al-Qasseb Ziraee
August 28, 2017 at 12:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iraqi forces launched an operation to gain control of the village of al-Qasseb Ziraee in rural Tal Afar, northwest Iraq, on Monday.

The Iraqi Army recaptured the centre of Tal Afar following a week-long operation against Islamic State militants (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), entering in the Ottoman-era citadel after three years of IS control.

The city, known for its remains from the Assyrian period, was partly damaged in december 2015 by militants.

Footage courtesy: Rudaw

Iraq: Army launches operation to gain control of village outside Tel Afar 00:29
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Iraqi forces launched an operation to gain control of the village of al-Qasseb Ziraee in rural Tal Afar, northwest Iraq, on Monday.

The Iraqi Army recaptured the centre of Tal Afar following a week-long operation against Islamic State militants (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), entering in the Ottoman-era citadel after three years of IS control.

The city, known for its remains from the Assyrian period, was partly damaged in december 2015 by militants.

Footage courtesy: Rudaw

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