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Iraqi military reclaims city of Tal Afar after rapid Islamic State collapse
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Iraq's military fully reclaimed this northern city from the group that calls itself the Islamic State on Sunday in a rapid campaign that defied expectations that the extremist group would put up a fierce resistance in one of its last major strongholds. (article 4) Iraqi forces have retaken almost all of Tal Afar, Islamic State's stronghold in the country's northwest, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. (article 3) After just eight days of fighting, all 29 neighborhoods in Tal Afar city had been taken back from the militant group, the military said in a statement on Sunday. (article 3) Fighting was ongoing in al-'Ayadiya, a small area 11 km northwest of the city, where militants who fled the district's city center were hiding out, Iraqi military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said. (article 3) Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, a military spokesman, spoke hours after Iraq's foreign minister, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari , said most of the town west of Mosul had been retaken. (article 1) Iraq launched the operation to retake Tal Afar on Sunday, a month after it declared the northern city of Mosul, its second largest, to be fully liberated. (article 1)

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    Tal, Afar, militants, Iraq, Iraqi

    Source articles
    1. Iraq says 90 percent of Tal Afar retaken from ISIS (bostonglobe.com, 08/26/2017, 683 words)
    2. Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar about to fall, says Iraqi military (Reuters, 08/26/2017, 591 words)
    3. Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State: military (Reuters, 08/27/2017, 453 words)
    4. Iraqi military reclaims city of Tal Afar after rapid Islamic State collapse (bostonglobe.com, 08/27/2017, 805 words)
    5. ISIS video purportedly shows American boy, 10, vowing to 'defeat' Trump (FOX News, 08/24/2017, 450 words)
    6. Iraq's Sunnis wrestle with militants' religious legacy (abcnews.go.com, 08/27/2017, 1374 words)




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