Middle East

Iraqi forces prepare to retake Tal Afar from Daesh militants

A handout picture released by the Iraqi Federal Police on August 15, 2017, shows Iraqi armoured units headed for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. "AFP PHOTO / HO / IRAQI FEDERAL POLICE"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 19, 2017, on page 8.




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