us led coalition strikes last isis stronghold in iraqs tel afar


US-led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s Tel Afar


ARA News 

The US-led coalition launched several airstrikes targeting ISIS’s hideouts in the district of Tel Afar in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, officials said on Sunday.

More than 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly killed and dozens more were wounded in the American strikes in Tel Afar.

“The US-led coalition has bombed a key ISIS base in the Hasan Kawe area south of Tel Afar,” Iraqi Army General Ihab Mustafa said in a statement.

“The targeted facility included a training camp and a security office where terrorist leaders used to hold their meetings,” he said.

According to Iraqi officials, the coalition’s airstrikes have intensified in Tel Afar as the local government forces prepare to storm ISIS strongholds there and liberate the district.

Tel Afar is the last ISIS major stronghold in Iraq, after the group lost the city of Mosul to the US-backed Iraqi troops earlier this month.

Reporting by: Salar Qasim | Source: ARA News

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