Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over Islamic State in Tal Afar: statement • The Foreign Desk

By Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed ERBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State militants in Tal Afar and the entire province of Nineveh on Thursday. Tal Afar became the next target of the U.S.-backed war on the jihadist group following the recapture of Mosul, where it had declared its …

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