MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Iraqi Army Brig. Gen. Najim Jubouri told Sputnik that the country’s military has liberated Tal Afar and its neighborhoods except for the Askari district.
"The entire neighborhoods of the capital city of Tal Afar district have been liberated," Yaralla said as quoted by the Rudaw news agency.
Yaralla added that Iraqi forces liberated the Askari neighborhood, several northern areas as well as Rahma village near Tal Afar on Sunday.
Iraqi government forces started the military offensive in Tal Afar, the last major Daesh stronghold near the Iraqi-Syrian border, on August 20. The city is located some 30 miles away from recently liberated Mosul.