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Iraqi Forces to Focus on Liberating Tal Afar Next - US Envoy

Sputnik News

18:09 13.07.2017(updated 18:41 13.07.2017)

The Iraqi Security Forces will next move to liberate Tal Afar, US Envoy to the Global Coalition to counter Daesh stated on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Iraqi Security Forces will next move to liberate Tal Afar, Hawija and al-Qaim from Daesh (banned in Russia), US Envoy to the Global Coalition to counter Daesh Brett McGurk stated on Thursday.

"The battle in Iraq is far from over. Iraqi forces with our support will soon move to liberate remaining territories controlled by Daesh, including Tal Afar, Hawija and al-Qaim," McGurk said at a meeting of the coalition members in Washington, DC.

McGurk added that the coalition is planning to support the Iraqi government in the military campaign and on humanitarian, stabilization and governance levels.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Monday that Iraqi security forces had finally liberated the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul after months of fighting the terrorists, although explosions and fighting were still reported the following day.

Sputnik



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