BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces announced the liberation of the Al-Nour Neighborhood in Tal ‘Afar this afternoon following an intense battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization in northwestern Iraq.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the operation to that led to the liberation of the Al-Nour Neighborhood, today, was carried out by the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi).

On Sunday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider Al-‘Abadi, announced on Iraqi state television that the Iraqi Armed Forces had begun the imperative offensive to liberate the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the Nineveh Governorate.

Since ‘Abadi’s announcement, the Iraqi Armed Forces have liberated a large chunk of territory around Tal ‘Afar, forcing the Islamic State terrorists to take refuge inside the city in order to avoid being overrun.

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