Arab League (AL) Chief, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, welcomed the liberation of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, in Nineveh province.
Aboul-Gheit congratulated the Iraqi leadership, government and people, on this important victory against the Daesh terrorist group.
The liberation of Tal Afar would pave the road for Iraq to restore its sovereignty on its territories, and eliminate terrorism and extremism, the statement added.
The pan-Arab organisation’s chief, expressed his great appreciation for the Iraqi army’s sacrifices, that uprooted the Daesh presences in many places, Mosul in particular.
On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared full liberation of the city of Tal Afar and its surrounding areas from the Daesh extremist militants.
On Aug 20, Abadi, also the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces, declared the start of an operation to retake control of Tal Afar and the nearby areas from the militants.
Aboul-Gheit added, those great victories against the Daesh would enhance coherence among the Iraqi people, and would help in regaining stability and security across the country, stressing the importance of pushing the reconstruction efforts forward, as well as, bringing the displaced citizens to their original places
Source: NAM News Network