Iraqi forces and pro-government paramilitary units said Friday their sights are on the jihadist-held citadel in the centre of Tal Afar after recapturing several districts from the Islamist State group.
Rasool added that their forces have killed almost 300 jihadists, but around 2,000 militants still remained in the city, according to Al Jazeera.
Khaled al-Obaidi, the head of Nineveh provincial department of the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, told al-Ghad Press news agency that 10,000 people had fled Tal Afar to refugee camps south of Mosul.
Tal Afar and the surrounding area are among the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in Mosul, the country's second-largest city.
Iraqi forces have now seized control of most of the strategically significant city of Tal Afar from ISIS, the Iraqi Joint Military Command said Saturday.
Qatar sends ambassador back to Iran, angers Bahrain, UAE He said Qatar's decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Iran was accompanied by a "confused justification". Qatar and Iran share a massive offshore natural gas field that requires communication between the countries.
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defence Minister Florence Parly, who arrived in the Iraqi capital on Friday evening, were scheduled to meet Abadi.
Iraqi forces have broken through ISIL's defences inside the northern city of Tal Afar and reached the city centre, a major gain in the battle for the armed group's last urban stronghold.
Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman of the USA -led coalition, told reporters ISIS fighters were "completely surrounded" in Tal Afar with their resources drying out, as their defeat nears.
The city, which had a pre-war population of about 200,000, lies on the supply route between Syria and Mosul, 80 km (50 miles) to the east.
On Monday, Lise Grande, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said more than 30,000 people had already fled the city and surrounding areas.
The San Francisco company reported a $645 million loss for the second quarter, narrowing from $708 million in the first quarter. The company's adjusted net loss fell almost 14 percent to US$645 million from the same quarter past year , Uber confirmed.
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Officials are now investigating the crash , which took place almost 20 miles from the southern coast of Yemen , according to U.S. Search and rescue efforts are underway for a missing US service member in the wake of the latest USA military accident.
The new sanctions are part of a broader U.S. effort to disrupt the flow of cash funding North Korean weapons programmes. Dandong Chengtai was added Tuesday to Treasury's list of sanctioned entities, along with Transatlantic and Velmur.
The committee reiterated Pakistan's commitment that it will not allow its soil to be used for violence against any other country. Pakistan estimates there have been 70,000 casualties in militant attacks, including 17,000 killed, since it joined the U.S.
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Apple will buy 2,000 acres of land in the city for the project, the first phase of which will include two facilities, Iowa Gov. It will get $208 million in state and local tax benefits, according to The Associated Press .
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