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Iraq forces recapture Tal Afar centre, citadel from IS stronghold

Units of the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated the Citadel and Basatin districts

AFP/PTI  |  Baghdad 

File Photo: ISIS attackers (Photo: PTI/AP)
Representative Photo: ISIS attackers (Photo: PTI/AP)

Iraqi forces battling to drive the Islamic State group from Tal Afar said on Saturday they had recaptured the northern city's centre and its Ottoman-era citadel.

"Units of the Counter-Service liberated the Citadel and Basatin districts and raised the Iraqi flag on top of the citadel," the offensive's commander General Abdulamir Yarallah said in a statement.

First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 16:20 IST