Families Evacuated From Town Near Tal Afar Amid Intense Fighting

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 30, 2017
Published: August 30, 2017

Iraqi forces continued advancing in the small town of Ayadia on August 29 and 30, as they battled Islamic State elements there who had fled from nearby Tal Afar. A media source affiliated with militias aligned with the Iraqi government said early on August 30 that three-quarters of the town had been taken. though strong resistance was said to have been met. A number of airstrikes were used during the offensive. This footage was shared by the Iraqi Federal Police and is described as showing civilians who were evacuated from Ayadia. Credit: Facebook/Iraqi Federal Police via Storyful

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