US-backed Iraqi forces have encircled al-Ayadiya, a small area just outside Tal Afar city, security sources told The Baghdad Post on Sunday.
Iraqi military officials announced Saturday they were about to fully liberate ISIS' last stronghold in Iraq.
The US-backed operation comes just over a month after Mosul was retaken from the terror group, ending its three-year rule over Iraq’s second largest city.
ISIS captured large nswathes of Iraq and Syria in June 2014.
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