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Parliament to bar IMIS from participating in Tal Afar operations

Parliament to bar IMIS from participating in Tal Afar operations

Iraqi Parliament Defense committee member Majid al-Gharawi announced on Friday that Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) will not participate in Tal Afar liberation operations.

Al-Gharawi asserted that IMIS role will only be securing the outskirts of the city.

This comes as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Tuesday that the Iraqi government has set 'special' plans to retake Tal Afar city from ISIS terrorists.

Following that statement, Iraqi Air Force and the US-led international coalition started preliminary shelling of ISIS posts in Tal Afar city in western Mosul.

This shelling is a proactive step that comes prior to launching military operations to liberate the city from ISIS terrorists.

In a press statement, al-Gharawi further added that the operations to retake Tal Afar will start in the next few days.

"The operations will be carried out by Iraqi Army, Federal Police forces and Rapid Response forces, meanwhile, IMIS will secure the outskirts of the city to cut ISIS' supply routes," al-Gharawi said.

He also noted that the date of the operations will not be determined by foreign powers, as Iraq is a sovereign state that will not fall under any pressure.