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Over 2,000 ISIS terrorists killed in operations to recapture Tal Afar

ISIS terrorists killed in Tal Afar operations
Over 2,000 ISIS terrorists and 50 suicide bombers were killed in the operations to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS during the period between August 20-30, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, "We are Comingو Tal Afar" Operations commander, revealed on Sunday.
In a press statement, Yarallah said that over 40,000 soldiers had taking part in the liberation operation backed by the Iraqi Air Force, Army and US-led coalition.  
In the battle for Tal Afar, the security forces have destroyed 77 booby-trapped cars, 990 explosive devices, 71 booby-trapped houses, 46 bikes and 66 tunnels, he noted. 
He further stated that the forces discovered 13 laboratories for manufacturing explosive devices and destroyed 100 ISIS posts.  
Concerning displaced Iraqis, Yarallah said that over 18,000 citizens were evacuated from central Tal Afar prior to announcing the beginning of the battle to retake the city in Nineveh Governorate while over 21,000 residents were evacuated during the liberation operations. 
 Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday that Tal Afar was fully liberated from ISIS terrorists.
Last Modified: Sunday، 03 September 2017 12:17 PM