Middle East

Abadi: Tal Afar ‘fully liberated’ from Daesh

A Russian-made T-54 tank belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries is seen towed on a trailer departing the northern city of Tal Afar on August 31, 2017 after the Iraqi Prime Minister declared that government forces and thier allies had retaken the city and the surrounding region in the province of Nineveh in another major victory over Islamic State (IS) group fighters. TAFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 01, 2017, on page 1.




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