Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of a ground offensive to retake a the city of Tal Afar from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), in a televised address from Baghdad on Sunday.
«This is the city of Tal Afar preparing to join the march of liberation. The heroes of the security forces are preparing to liberate this region. I say to Daesh that you have... Еще the choice of either surrender or die,» stated the PM.
The PM was addressing the IS fighters, who have been in control of the city since 2014.
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