An estimated 10,000 to 50,000 civilians are believed to still be living under ISIS control in Tal Afar and the surrounding areas, according to coalition figures.
Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman of the US -led coalition, told reporters ISIS fighters were "completely surrounded" in Tal Afar with their resources drying out, as their defeat nears. The district has produced some of the armed group's most senior commanders.
Most of Tal Afar's 200,000 residents, the majority of them Shiite Turkmens whose beliefs are anathema to the Sunni hardliners of IS, fled as the jihadists arrived.
Iraqi security forces had retaken 27 out of 29 neighborhoods in Tal Afar by Saturday evening but in two neighborhoods on the northeast side, fighting was continuing, a statement from the Iraqi joint operations command said.
The Tal Afar operation began Sunday, and is aimed at driving IS from one of the last major pockets it controls in Iraq.
"We fear that Iraqi civilians are likely to be held as human shields again and that attempts to flee could result in executions/shootings", said Andrej Mahecic, a spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, in a news release.
Qatar was among Saudi allies who followed suit to limit ties with Iran after it severed relations with Tehran in January 2016. Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field, called the South Pars Field by Tehran and the North Field by Doha.
Paramedics treated them at the scene, they were not taken to hospital. "Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing". The unidentified man was taken into custody in central London Friday night, the city's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Bush and Barack Obama were not given Super Bowl rings during visits in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2015, SB Nation reported . Trump reportedly received the same Super Bowl ring design provided to Patriots players and staffers.
That means you can take a photo or video standing alongside the likes of Admiral Ackbar (as demonstrated in the video above). Each graphic reveals a different character every day from September 1-3, and fans unlock digital rewards as they progress.
The NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition are cheap , sought after by millions, and produced in a limited quantity. Many even got them late, with Best Buy's inventory seeming to fluctuate as the orders came in, or failed to complete.
Swift shot back that she hadn't cleared the use of the word "b**ch", and said she didn't appreciate being branded a liar. Swift, who is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, even deleted any default profile photos from the accounts.
The tablets of Molly (that's more or less "Ecstasy" to the Gen-Xers out there) also featured Trump's name on the reverse side. The ecstasy pills all came in the shape of the face of US President with the words " Trump " and "NL" written on the back.
He took his opportunity, he played some fantastic cricket and I see him playing a massive part for us moving forward. And the skipper expects a strong West Indies response after heavy criticism of their performance in Birmingham.
Barca deserve much better". "For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca", said Neymar . Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for £198m after the Qatari-owned club paid his buyout clause earlier this month.
After news of the trade broke late was in Detroit on Saturday, hooking up with the Dodgers for a game against the Tigers. The Dodgers (86-34) are on pace to tie the major league record for wins in a season with 116.
Deadly Attack on Shiite Mosque in Afghanistan
Worshippers had gathered for Friday prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the mosque. Eyewitnesses said the security forces arrived at the scene two hours following the attack.
Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law
She ordered the parties to submit briefs by August 31 on whether she should retain jurisdiction over Texas voter ID laws . Circuit Court of Appeals) was clearly critical of Texas having the most restrictive list in the country ".
Check Out September's Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup
Over on the Xbox 360 side of things, arcade racer Hydro Thunder Hurricane will go free from September 1 through September 15. Besides the free games, a subscription gets you multiplayer capabilities and some exclusive discounts in Xbox stores.
Sears to Shut More Kmart Stores
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US, S. Korea Begin Kicking Tires On Trade Deal Retooling
The value of USA goods exported to Korea fell 0.03 percent from $43.5 billion in 2011 to $42.3 billion in 2016, the report said. The Trump administration is conducting a probe that could result in broad barriers against global steel imports.
Android 8.0 is now officially Android Oreo
Google has been prepping up for the new iteration of Android for quite some time now, constantly releasing developer previews. The update brings a big revamp of the notification panel, with a new layout, colors , and features, like "snoozing".
Pala to show Mayweather-McGregor fight free
Mayweather jumped out to an astounding -2250 - meaning you have to bet $2250 to win $100 profit - over McGregor in November 2016. "The original UFC gym brand, they were looking to build mega gyms and all this and you know, I have all this, I am set".
2017 preseason AP Poll unsurprising
The Crimson Tide are coming off a forgetful finish to their 2016 season, losing in the national title game to Clemson. But for the second straight year the Bulldogs finished the season unranked in the AP poll after being ranked.