Tal afar, about 55km (35 miles) to the west of mosul, was always going to be next on the to do list for iraqi forces just as the fighting for mosul. This is an opinion essay penned by jon finer, who spent 18 months covering the iraq war as a foreign correspondent for the washington post.
Two years after the invasion of iraq, the insurgency had spread rapidly tal afar, a city in northwest iraq, was a hotbed of attacks against both us and iraqi.
Tal afar, iraq - once home to 200,000 people, tal afar sits amid the apart from the wrecked buildings left behind after the battle, it's as.
Near midnight, the iraqi war media office reported pmf also took control of tal afar military. Tal afar is a city and district in the nineveh governorate of northwestern iraq, 63 km west of during the iraq war in 2003, insurgents used tal afar as a staging point for attacks time magazine photo essay of operation restoring rights district map of tal afar tall 'afar at global security coordinates: 36°22′27″n .
Iraqi forces say they have broken through the defences of so-called islamic state (is) and reached the centre of the city of tal afar.
Iraqi police announced on tuesday the deployment of snipers on the outskirts of the district of tal afar in preparation for the military operation.Download