Iraqi government forces recaptured the Ottoman-era citadel in Tal Afar, and took control of the city, according to a military statement.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the campaign against the militant group in Tal Afar would end soon.
During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the progress in Tal Afar as "excellent", calling it an "indication of the enemy's collapse".
"Army troops and Hashd fighters also stormed Tal Afar's eastern Al-Mahlabiya neighborhood on Friday", Police First Lieutenant Bahaa al-Mobahi told Anadolu Agency (AA).
Tal Afar has always been a stronghold for hard-line Sunni insurgents.
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After routing the militants from Iraq's second city Mosul in July following a grueling nine-month-long battle, Iraqi forces launched an assault Sunday on Tal Afar, where an estimated 1,000 terrorists are holed up.
The call during the Friday sermon delivered by Sistani's representative Sheikh Abdulmehdi al-Karbalai, from the holy city of Karbala comes after the operation to retake Tal Afar began last week.
On the sixth day of the offensive, Iraqi elite units seized the northern city's neighbourhoods of Nida' and Taliaa, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said. Tal Afar, some 70 km west of Mosul, is the last IS stronghold in the province of Nineveh. On Tuesday, the United Nations refugee agency said those who had fled were suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, having lived off unclean water and bread for three to four months. It is located about 150 kilometers from the Syria border.
The jihadist group has lost much of the territory it controlled and thousands of its fighters have been killed.
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The satellite also carries a secondary Advanced Ionospheric Probe instrument built by Taiwan's National Central University. The larger, more powerful Falcon Heavy rocket is set for a demonstration launch later this year.
Areas inhabited by Shia Muslims have repeatedly been hit by terror attacks in the past year, carried out by Isis and the Taliban. Police spokesperson Mohammed Jamil told AP that the gunmen are still inside the mosque in a northern neighbourhood of Kabul .
Mediation attempts led by countries such as Kuwait and the USA have so far failed to make headway toward settling the crisis . Since the diplomatic dispute with Arab nations began in June, Iran has sent food shipments to Qatar.
The four-piece band, from Los Angeles, had been escorted from the concert hall by police wearing bullet-proof vests. As of Thursday morning, police said the man was still detained and will be questioned when he is sober.
However, the specs and pricing details should be taken with a pinch of salt until Samsung confirms them on today's launch event . Depending on the region of sale, the Galaxy Note 8 will either be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset or the Exynos 8895 SoC.
The Marine Corps announced Friday it had recovered the bodies of three Marines killed in that crash. Five U.S. service members onboard the aircraft were rescued after the crash and one remains missing.
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