The fourth stage of "We Are Coming, Nineveh" operations will be launched soon to liberate Tal Afar city and other districts in the governorate from ISIS terrorists, Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh liberation operation, revealed on Sunday.
In a briefing, Yarallah said that security forces fulfilled its promise and liberated Mosul, adding that al-Ayadiya, al-Mahalabiya and Tal Afar are the only ISIS-held areas in Nineveh Governorate.
When these neighborhood are recaptured, Nineveh Governorate will be fully liberated.
On Monday, Iraq formally announced that Mosul has been freed from ISIS after nine months of fierce fighting to dislodge the extremist militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.
Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) announced earlier the launch of an offensive to oust ISIS terrorists from Tal Afar, ignoring orders by PM Haider al-Abadi not to storm the city.
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