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Iraqi forces recaptured Tal Afar center

Iraqi forces recaptured Tal Afar center

Iraqi Army's 9th armored division and two brigades from the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) have recaptured al-Askari, al-Sena'a al-Shamaleya, al-Ma'ared, Bawabat Tal Afar districts and al-Rahama village in the center of Tal Afar city in Nineveh governorate, We Are Coming, Tal Afar Operations Commander Gen. Abd al-Amir Rashid Yarallah said on Sunday.

He added that only al-Ayadeya district and villages in its vicinity are the only areas left in ISIS' grip in Tal Afar.

Yarallah asserted that Iraqi Army's 15th and 16th divisions are currently marching toward these areas to recapture them.

This comes as the US-backed Iraqi security forces, supported by Iranian-backed Shiite militias launched "We Are Coming, Nineveh" operations to oust ISIS terrorists from Tal Afar, their last stronghold in Iraq.