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Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS in Tal Afar After Bloody Campaign

HeadlineSep 01, 2017
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In Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Tal Afar liberated from ISIS control Thursday, following a bloody 11-day battle backed by U.S. air power that leveled swaths of the northern Iraqi city. Many civilians had fled Tal Afar ahead of the U.S.-backed offensive, but the journalistic monitoring group Airwars reported hundreds of civilians were killed by shelling and airstrikes during the campaign.

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