MOSCOW, 2 Jun — RIA Novosti. The Iraqi air force eliminated in the environment of the commander of the terrorist training camps of ISIS* in the city of tall afar, West of Mosul, reported the Iraqi army in his Twitter.
“One of the commanders of ISIS named Abu Ismail, head of the training camps of militants in tal afar, killed in the bombing of the Iraqi air force, his headquarters,” the statement reads.
Earlier, Iraqi Kurdish television channel Rudaw reported, citing the head of the General staff of the armed forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga Jabar yawara that the operation to liberate tal afar from ISIS has already begun. The Iraqi authorities about the beginning of the assault has not yet been declared Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promised earlier, that tal afar will be the aim of the army after Mosul and the operation will begin in the near future.
Tall afar, 50 kilometers West of Mosul, is the last major stronghold of terrorists on the border with Syria. The city is inhabited mainly Iraqi Turkmens are Sunni Muslims. Estimated the military in the city can be about 1 thousand militants, including those who fled from Mosul.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.