Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP
Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP

Iraq forces launch offensive on one of the few remaining ISIS strongholds

The announcement comes a month after the capture by Iraqi forces of second city Mosul further east in a major blow to the jihadists

Topic |   Islamic militancy
Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP
Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State (IS) group stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photo: AFP
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