Iraqi warplanes (F16) bombarded ISIS houses, booby-trapped lab, and three weapons depots in Tal Afar city in western Mosul, Air Force command said in a statement Tuesday.
Early on Tuesday morning, the Federal Police announced the arrival
of its troops near Tal Afar to complete all the logistic preparations required for the
battle of retaking the city from ISIS grip.
On Thursday, Iraqi army encircled Tal Afar in preparation for storming it and combating ISIS.
On Wednesday, a US military base was established near Tal Afar. This military base is supposed to be used for planned operations to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS terrorists according to several claims.
It is expected that the battle for retaking Tal Afar from ISIS grip will last for few weeks as it is a big city.