She also called upon the advancing Iraqi force to rescue the enslaved Izadis "as soon as possible".
About 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in the city, according to Iraqi military commanders.
However, Tal Afar's urban landscape differs significantly from Mosul's confined quarters and passages, allowing Iraqi and coalition forces to use heavy artillery and target jihadists' positions from the air, without posing a danger to civilians.
Iraq's official military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul said that the offensive will involve the Iraqi Army counterterrorism services (CTS), police and Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries (PMUs).
Although thousands of people managed to flee Tal Afar in the recent weeks, the United Nations International Organization for Migration estimates that between 10,000 to 40,000 people are still in the city and surrounding villages, often prevented from leaving by jihadists who use them as human shields.
"The liberation of Tal Afar means an exit to the Syrian border and the closure of the road for the IS".
Fighters from Popular Mobilization Units fire against the Daesh Takfiri militants on the outskirts of Tal Afar, Iraq, on August 20, 2017. During the insurgency, it was a stronghold of hardline Sunni Muslim militants, who were often engaged in sectarian violence against Shi'ite Muslims.
Writer-actor Marlon Wayans, Will & Grace's Sean Hayes and stand-up comedian Dane Cook referred to Lewis as a hero and mentor. Lewis, at right, joined late singer and actor Dean Martin to become a comic duo of worldwide fame early in their careers.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.09 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.13 per cent. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty dropped by 73.95 points or 0.74 per cent to 9,830.20.
Few have been able to take it, and part of the intrigue of this fight is whether Mayweather will be able to survive the shot. But that may say more about America's appetite for reality TV and spectacle than it does about the two sports themselves.
Why is it called the "Great American Eclipse?" There is a 70-mile stretch from SC through OR that will have the best views. For those outside of the zone of totality, NASA has warned people not to look directly into the partial eclipse .
Unlike the higher denomination notes, the smaller denominations of Rs 20 and Rs 50 are expected to be phased out gradually. This is the third note that is going to be changed after the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs begin with the top-125 finishers qualifying for this week's Northern Trust event in NY . And it got better when Siem battled his way through to the final to take on Otaegui, a rapidly-improving young Spanish golfer.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver starts 18th Saturday night in the NASCAR Cup event, a grueling 500-lap affair. Of course, no one has ever disputed Busch's talent. " Erik Jones put up a whale of a fight", said Busch.
The Oregonian/Oregonlive reports that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are exploring. The pilot of a small passenger plane that crashed near Madras on Saturday was the only fatality, investigators said Sunday.
MPs who approved the £29m renovation project claim they weren't informed that Big Ben would be out of action for so long. However, it will still sound on big occasions such as New Year's Day and Remembrance Sunday.
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, cricket star Brendon McCullum and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also paid their respects. He never backed down from any challenge or fight, and that's why he was not only a great player, but a great New Zealander.
It's unusual in the National Football League for a team to carry three quarterbacks unless of course, you're the New York Jets . Things are going really well for the Jets, presuming the plan is to go 0-16 this season and secure the No. 1 pick.
Dodgers get OF Granderson in trade with Mets
The Dodgers made room for Granderson by optioning former All Star centerfielder Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Granderson, 36, was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers late Friday night.
Strictly Come Dancing's Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
He had a remarkable chemistry with his audience - that's what made him such an incredible professional and why he was so loved. He also said he was "honoured" to have known and worked with Sir Bruce and "to have had my life touched by such greatness".
Tamil Nadu: AIADMK 'united' again
Meanwhile, sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran held deliberations with supporters at his residence here. One faction led by Chief Minister Palaniswamy and the other by former Chief Minister and rebel leader O Pannerselvam.
Suspects in hair stylist stabbing brought back to Chicago
Microbiologist Lathem, who has since been sacked by Northwestern University, plans to plead not guilty, according to his lawyer. Toller said Lathem then yelled at Warren, who was standing in a nearby doorway, and asked him for help.
People Killed in India After Train Derails
Heavyweight cranes and gas cutters were used to lift displaced and overturned coaches and cut through their tangled remains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry into the train derailment to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy
Corey Booker , D- New Jersey, announced he plans to introduce legislation to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. The demonstrators had gathered in the college town to protest the removal of a statue of Lee from a public park.
Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse
There's often arguments between team players and umpires, managers and umpires, and coaches and umpires, that's part of the game. Ausmus added that he felt it was ironic that the umpires were wearing white armbands when players aren't allowed to wear those.