"A total of 302 militants were killed, 31 districts of Tal Afar were liberated", Rasul told a joint press conference with spokesman for the US-led coalition US Army Col. Ryan Dillon.
Iraqi forces have seized about three quarters of the city since the offensive started six days ago while the Takfiri militants remain in control of the northeast quarter, Iraqi military officials said, euronews reported.
A handout picture released by the Iraqi Federal Police on August 15, 2017, shows Iraqi armored units headed for the town of Tal Afar. The district has produced some of the armed group's most senior commanders.
Tal Afar has always been a stronghold for hard-line Sunni insurgents.
Iraqi forces have broken through ISIL's defences inside the northern city of Tal Afar and reached the city centre, a major gain in the battle for the armed group's last urban stronghold. The city has a population of 200,000 people.
"Following their historic victory in Mosul, the (Iraqi security forces) have proven themselves a capable, formidable and increasingly professional force, and they are well-prepared to deliver another defeat to ISIS in Tal Afar", the US military said in a statement.
But many are not so sure about their safe passage out. As in the battle for Mosul, civilians are suffering badly. Those remaining were threatened with death by the militants, according to aid organizations and residents who managed to leave. People were arriving at camps for displaced people with wounds from sniper fire and mine explosions.
Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed Collaboration Announced
It looks like the whole town is in on the gag, as the main metropolis of Lestallum is celebrating this most murderous of holidays. It was there that the teams behind Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy expressed respect and appreciation for each other's work.
There is no question Leicester City improved down the stretch last season following the arrival of Craig Shakespeare to the bench. James battled his way back to form and fitness with the help of a highly successful loan spell with Barnsley last season.
The Cupertino-based iPhone giant is earmarking US$1.3bn for the construction of a new data centre in Waukee, Iowa. Apple did not respond to a question on how many data centers it has in the United States.
The teams in Taiwan and in the United States congratulated each other excitedly for FORMOSAT-5 launched into space successfully. Moments before the first-stage touchdown the video link to the vessel froze, then reappeared and showed the rocket standing.
Notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps device to recover from constant bootloops. The Android Oreo will also be adding an autofill function that lets users save their login details upon approval.
In exchange for Irving, the Celtics sent Isaiah Thomas , Jae Crowder , Ante Zizic , and the 18 Nets pick to Cleveland . Kyrie Irving has three years and US$60 million (AU$76 million) left on the five-year extension he signed in 2014.
Researchers say that West Nile virus first arrived in Ontario in 2001 and has since spread throughout most of the province. True North Radio Network reports that there were 43 serious illnesses and three deaths linked to West Nile Virus in MI .
Customs and Border Control said that an 18-year-old man arrived at the Otay Mesa port of entry with a passenger. Bengal tigers are local to India, with littler populaces in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar.
White House officials speaking not for attribution said they will release a final report in the coming weeks. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss a draft report and insisted on anonymity. "Interior Sec.
The University of Virginia Medical Center said it treated 19 patients - a number the city repeated in a news release. Those are questions that the city council should ask "as the ultimate authority over the city manager", he wrote.
Canceled rally does little to stem San Francisco fears
That rally saw a woman killed after an avowed white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a group of anti-racism counter-protesters. Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco , said in a tweet that the press conference would be "illegal as they have no permit".
FTC Greenlights Amazon's $13.7 Billion Whole Foods Deal
Customers can use the lockers to have products shipped from Amazon.com to their local Whole Foods Market for pickup or returns. Amazon says there'll be immediate price cuts on many grocery staples including vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and eggs.
Ariz. business group opposes Trump on NAFTA
During the 2016 campaign, he blasted NAFTA as a bad deal for American workers, blaming it for an exodus of U.S.jobs to Mexico. Many smaller US companies have been able to compete and survive by outsourcing production of some components.
Apple downshifts it's self-driving vehicle project
The company doesn't seem to have ambitions to offer their own Apple vehicle in the immediate future. Apple was first reported to be working on the Project Titan in full throttle back in 2014 and 2015.