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Iraq launches new offensive in Tal Afar

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iraqi security forces launc an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants. A longtime stronghold of hardline Sunni insurgents, Tal Afar, 50 miles (80 km) west of Mosul, was cut off from the rest of the Islamic State-held territory in June.The city is surrounded by Iraqi government troops and Shi'ite volunteers in the south, and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the north.

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