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Iraq announces another major victory over Islamic State

Iraq announces another major victory over Islamic State

Islamic State, which seized nearly a third of Iraq in 2014 in a stunning defeat for the army, now controls just 10% of the country, according to the US-led international coalition against the jihadists.

Iraqi forces close in on last IS outpost near Tal Afar

Iraqi forces close in on last IS outpost near Tal Afar

General Abdelamir Yarallah, head of military operations in the region, said federal police and special units had hoisted the Iraqi flag after having "liberated" the eastern sector of Al-Ayadieh town and Qubuq.

Heavy clashes in last pocket of IS fighters near Tal Afar

Heavy clashes in last pocket of IS fighters near Tal Afar

Iraqi forces engaged in heavy fighting Monday near Tal Afar with the last pocket of Islamic State group jihadists in the northern province of Nineveh.

Iraqi forces poised for victory over IS in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces poised for victory over IS in Tal Afar

The Joint Operations Command said Iraqi forces held all 29 districts of the city and were pursuing final mopping up operations.

Iraqi forces capture Tal Afar centre from Islamic State

Iraqi forces capture Tal Afar centre from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from 70 percent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of the militants in northwestern Iraq, including its central citadel neighborhood, officials and military commanders said on Saturday.

Iraqi forces break through IS lines in Tal Afar

Iraqi forces break through IS lines in Tal Afar

On the sixth day of the offensive, elite Iraqi units seized the northern neighbourhoods of Nida', Taliaa, Uruba, Nasr, and Saad, according to a statement from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC).

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul: PM

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul: PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group and one of their last remaining strongholds in the region.

Iraq begins aerial offensive on Islamic State-held Tal Afar city

Iraq begins aerial offensive on Islamic State-held Tal Afar city

An Iraqi aerial offensive on the western city of Tal Afar, which remains under the control of the Islamic State militia, is currently underway, a military official said Tuesday.

Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted IS fighters in Tal Afar

Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted IS fighters in Tal Afar

A senior Iraqi general predicted a relatively easy victory for his forces in the upcoming battle for the Islamic State haven of Tal Afar as up 2,000 fighters and their families there are "worn out and demoralised".

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Decision process on 48 WC teams unacceptable : Rummenigge

Decision process on 48 WC teams unacceptable : Rummenigge

The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the 2026 tournament is unacceptable, European Club Association (ECA) chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said yesterday.

IS urges supporters not to flee Iraqi town of Tal Afar

IS urges supporters not to flee Iraqi town of Tal Afar

Islamic State's new spokesman threatened on Monday attacks against Turkish embassies around the world and urged supporters in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Tal Afar near Mosul not to flee as the group fights offensives on different fronts.