US builds military base in Iraq to supervise Tal Afar operations

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A US military base has been established near Iraq’s northwestern Tal Afar city, Anadolu Agency cited an Iraqi military source as saying on Wednesday.

“The establishment of the base came upon talks held between US and Iraqi forces Friday in Mosul’s Zammar district,” Lt. Col. Mahdi al-Khafaji said.

According to al-Khafaji, the technical teams have completed more than 50% of their work at the base.

The military base is supposed to be used for planned operations to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS terrorists.

“US special forces and advisers have been deployed at the base,” he confirmed.

Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive to capture Tal Afar from ISIS after defeating the terrorist group in Mosul last month.

Tal Afar has remained an ISIS stronghold since the terrorist group overran vast territories in northern and western Iraq in mid-2014.

Source: The Baghdad Post

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