Tal afar: battle at the ‘gates of hell’ published on august 31, 2017 by john sjoholm the soundtrack of war is playing across the iraqi frontline the white noise of monotonous clinks and thuds, shots and mortar rounds hitting their intended and unintended targets alike in the background, isolated shots ring out, hitting a target. Tal afar is a small city notorious for sectarian hatred and slaughter, which may soon be engulfed by a final battle between isis and its bitterest enemies shia paramilitaries seeking revenge for past massacres of their co-religionists may soon assault the place which has provided many of the most. In tal afar itself, the population is mostly turkmen, about 75 percent of whom were sunni muslims, while a quarter were shi’ites while most residents can speak arabic, iraqi turkoman, a turkic language, is the most common language used throughout the city tal. Tal afar, mosul province – kurdish peshmerga forces have repelled a series of isis attacks on their military bases in tal afar, some 63km west of mosul city, a kurdish commander told rudaw “it was only a one-hour clash between our forces and the daesh [isis] gunmen,” hashem sitay told rudaw. Iraq forces prepare to battle for tal afar share on twitter (opens new window) share on facebook (opens new window) share on linkedin (opens new window) share on whatsapp (opens new window) save to myft save to myft borzou daragahi in cairo and erika solomon in erbil june 19, 2014 print this page iraqi forces were preparing to fight insurgents for control of the key northern city of tal. Iraqi forces say they are poised to recapture the city of tal afar from so-called islamic state (is) after six days of intense fighting troops have cleared the old citadel and its surrounding neighbourhood of militants, lt gen abdul amir yarallah said on saturday clashes were still being reported.
Iraq begins battle to retake tal afar listen baghdad: iraqi forces on sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of tal afar from the islamic state group, after ousting the jihadists from mosul last month tal afar lies around 70 kilometres west of second city mosul, which iraqi forces recaptured in early july in a major blow to the. Iraqi militias take tal afar air base from isil iraq iraqi militias take tal afar air base from isil by catherine hardy last updated : known locally by its arabic name, hashid shaabi, says it plans to use the tal afar air base to take the battle against isil into syria the group will fight on the side of president bashar al-assad, an ally of iran. On the sixth day of the tal afar offensive the three fronts attacking the town all met the two thrusts from in the west met up with the southern push.
The ghosts of tal'afar blog at wordpresscom post to cancel. Iraqi forces have completely surrounded isil militants in the northern city of tal afar after advances on thursday, the us-led coalition against the extremist group said.
Baghdad (iraqinewscom) the pro-government shia-led militias will not take part in tal afar battle due to local and international pressures, a senior paramilitary leader has said “al-hashd al-shaabi (popular mobilization units) will not participate. At the conclusion of the third day of the battle by iraqi forces to retake tal afar, the islamic state’s (is) ‘amaq news agency reported the killing of. Iraq, 2005 - for centuries, the city of tal afar served as a trading post linking east and west by 2005, al-qaeda's brutal reign turned it into a ghost town.
Tal afar (arabic: isis captured tal afar on june 16, 2014, after a two-day battle on 20 august 2017, the iraqi army announced it had launched a new offensive to retake tal afar from the islamist forces. Tal afar (iraq) (afp) - iraqi turkmen fighter abbas yussef is all smiles, clutching his kalashnikov near the front lines in tel afar after his unit retook his home neighbourhood from islamic state group jihadists. Speaking to france 24 from baghdad, the spokesman for the us-led coalition against the islamic state group, colonel ryan dillon, said the fight for tal afar was a decisive battle in the war against the jihadists we did not anticipate such a quick and decisive takeover of tal afar city, dillon. Islamic state’s media arm has announced electing the group’s so-called “princess of the women” in tal afar, a local source said on thursday.