After the liberation from the Islamic state of Mosul, the Iraqi army continues offensive into the possession of jihadists. Their new target is located between Mosul and Sinjar, tel-afar.
This locality cinch embossed from Mosul, the is militants. To prevent terrorists to concentrate forces, the Iraqi army and police carried out the operation on secondary lines.
The operation will be launched in early August. As reported in the liberation of the city, with government troops will participate, and thousands of fighters of the Shiite «Abbas Brigades», a previously fought in Syria.
Tel afar is inhabited mainly Iraqi Turkmens. Most of the inhabitants are Sunni, but about a quarter of the inhabitants adhere to the Shiite direction of Islam.