Baghdad - "The liberation of the district of Tal Afar west of Mosul has been delayed to political and technical issues," Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy head of the popular mobilization forces said. Confirming "The district is surrounded by 360 degrees,"
According to the website of the popular mobilization, Mohandes said, "the Popular Mobilization Forces have been besieging the district of Tal Afar for many months," adding that "the district is surrounded by 360 degrees," noting that "what delay the liberation of Tal Afar is technical issues not only political," asserting "To accelerate our operations during the holy month of Ramadan. "
He made it clear that "The Popular Mobilization Forces do not rely on the international coalition in their operations, denying any meetings with the Americans,"
He pointed out that "the popular mobilization forces have no link with the International Coalition and there is no coordination with them," noting that "the popular mobilization did not need the international coalition in its largest operations."
He added: absolutely, there is no meeting with the Americans, "asserting at the same time" the arrival of PMF troops to the Iraqi-Syrian border is an Iraqi decision. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency