Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria

AFP , Saturday 29 Oct 2016

Iraqi paramilitaries launched an operation Saturday to retake the town of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group and cut militants supply lines from Mosul to Syria, a spokesman said.

"The operation aims to cut supplies between Mosul and Raqa and tighten the siege of (IS) in Mosul and liberate Tal Afar," paramilitary forces spokesman Ahmed al-Assadi told AFP, referring to IS's main strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

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