Iraqi forces enters Islamic State’s last Northwest stronghold

Iraqi forces made fresh gains on Wednesday in an offensive to repel ISIS from the city of Tal Afar, a militant last stronghold in northwest Iraq.

According to statements from the Iraqi joint operations command, Iraqi units seized two neighborhoods on the western outskirts of the city. On Tuesday, army and counter-terrorism units entered Tal Afar from the east and south. The city is the latest objective in the US-backed war on ISIS, following the recapture of Mosul after a nine-month campaign.

Source: VOV5