On Wednesday, they Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) captured al-Tanak district in the eastern part of Tal Afar town in northern Iraq. Pro-government forces also captured al-Kifah al-Shamali, al-Kifah al-Janoubi and the first and second Asheq districts in the western part of Tal Afar.
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Moreover, Iraqi forces captured Weran village northwest of Tal Afar as welll as Shikh Ibrahim, Ayn al-Wah, Hmarat al-Arab villages west of al-Muhalbiah village east of Tal Afar.
The army and the PMU killed 61 ISIS fighters during its advance, and destroyed 5 VBIEDs. Furthermore, they discovered an ISIS tank workshop in al-Kifah al-Shamali district in Tal Afar town.
Meanwhile, Iraqi military engineers removed 52 IEDs planted by ISIS fighters, and defused 7 booby-trapped houses in Tal Afar town.
The ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq released photos of an ISIS armed drone targeting a gathering of PMU fighters in al-Noor district in Tal Afar town.
An ISIS VBIED also targeted a gathering of PMU fighters in al-Butisha village east of Tal Afar.
A report of the PMU intelligence said that ISIS ordered its remaining fighters in Tal Afar area to burn their headquarters and positions, and then withdrew to the urban area.