Iraqi security forces managed to locate a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) allegedly planted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in the centre of Tal Afar on Sunday, following the area’s recapture.
“We were notified of the existence of a number of ammunition [deposits] and mines in the houses that belong to Shii'as, which IS had taken by force,” said a... Еще security forces officer. “These war remains were retrieved, and they will be destroyed in a location under the supervision of the police forces,” he confirmed.
Almost all of Tal Afar has been recaptured from IS, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. The city held strategic importance as part of a supply route that connected Syria with Mosul.
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