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Iraqi forces advance towards heart of ISIS-held bastion

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BATTLE VS ISIS. A fighter from the Hashed Al-Shaabi walks inside al-Nour neighborhood in Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of the Islamic State, on August 23, 2017. Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

The United Nations says ‘thousands of civilians’ have fled Tal Afar, but around 30,000 remain trapped

TAL AFAR, Iraq (Aug. 24, 2017) — Iraqi forces on Wednesday, August 23, recaptured several districts and advanced towards the center of Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State group’s last strongholds in the country, as aid workers braced for an exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting. Continue reading Iraqi forces advance towards heart of ISIS-held bastion