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U.S.-Backed Iraqi Military Launches Campaign to Seize Tal Afar from ISIS

HeadlineAug 21, 2017
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In Iraq, the U.S.-backed Iraqi military has launched a new campaign to seize control of the city of Tal Afar from ISIS. Tal Afar, which sits about 50 miles west of Mosul, is one of the last major cities in Iraq under ISIS control. The U.S. military is supporting the battle with a bombing campaign. The new offensive comes after as many as 40,000 civilians were killed during the nine-month battle to seize control of Mosul.

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