After the success of US' Secretary of Defense James Matiss visit to Iraq, three of the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS)' militias were forced to withdraw from Tal Afar operations.
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, Kata'ib Hezbollah, and Saraya al-Khorasani Shiite militias' withdraw from the battle to retake Tal Afar came directly after the US troops had engaged in the battle, a militia leader said Thursday.
Mullah continues to lose in Iraq
IMIS' withdrawal from Tal Afar operationd is considered to be a major blow to Mullah's expansion in Iraq, according to analysts.
This also comes as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in his weekly press conference he won't allow any country to use Iraq as a tool to assault any other nation. Observers said that this was a direct message to Iran's Mullah regime, as it tries to use its IMIS militias to invade southern Syria after the Iraqi forces oust ISIS terrorists from Tal Afar as it is considered to be a strategic way to the Syrian borders.
They also noted that IMIS withdrawal from the operations aimed not to reveal their real participation scale in the battles, as it was revealed that they had little impact in previous operations and only participated near every battles against ISIS end to reap their spoils.
Analysts also asserted that their retreat came, as it was reported that US advisors will participate in the battles and they feared that these advisors may expose the true extent of their crimes and genocide against civilians. They also feared from exposing their role in taking bribes from ISIS terrorists to facilitate their escape from the conflict zones.
Meanwhile, observers said that the US administration sent a powerful message to Mullah's puppets, to show them that Iraq will not submit anymore to Khamenei's tyranny in the war-torn country.
Paving way to recapture Tal Afar
Following IMIS' withdrawal, Abadi held a meeting with joint forces commanders to fill the gap that was created by the Shiite militia's absence.
It was reported that several Federal Police forces were relocated to new positions after this meeting, with confirmation from several sources that Abadi is currently planning to send more ground troops to Tal Afar's vicinity to reinforce the southern front of the operations.
The offensive to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS terrorists started on Saturday amid support from the US-led coalition. It is expected that the battle for retaking Tal Afar from ISIS grip will last for few weeks as it is a big city.