Over 300 ISIS terrorists have been killed since the beginning of "We Are Coming, Tal Afar" operations, Joint Operations Spokesman Yahya Rasool said on Thursday.
He added that the Iraqi forces dismantled many blast-charges and blew up many booby-trapped vehicles.
Rasool put the estimated number of ISIS terrorists remaining in Tal Afar at 2,000. He says most are foreigners, non-Iraqi Arabs but that there are also some locals fighting with ISIS.
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.