Iraqi security forces battling the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday broke into the first neighbourhood west of the IS-held city of Tal Afar, the military said.
Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands the operation, says in a statement on Tuesday that the special forces troops on Tuesday entered the al-Kifah neighborhood on the southwest edge of town.
The US-trained Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), Federal Police, the Rapid Response Force, Iraqi Army, and Hashd al-Shaabi are taking part in the operation with the backing of the coalition.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of a ground offensive to retake Daesh-held Tal Afar in a televised speech early on Sunday.
"My message to (IS): you (have) no option, you either surrender or die", Mr al-Abad declared in the TV address.
Tal Afar is one of the last ISIS strongholds in Iraq, after their de facto capital Mosul was seized by Iraqi forces in July.
An estimated 10,000 to 50,000 civilians are believed to still be living under ISIS control in Tal Afar and the surrounding areas, according to coalition figures.
Since Friday, more than 3,000 people had arrived at two IOM emergency sites, many with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, the United Nations agency said.
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Trump has said "many sides" are to blame for violence. "We have been silent up until now, but now we see that this was a mistake". The president, famous for his ability to be direct and forceful, was faulted for condemning violence "on many sides".
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The White House said in a statement that Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior". Naval and Air Force bases, from which two B-1B supersonic bombers were deployed close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday.
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New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. It also said that the two "reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".
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Even in Kibera, the sprawling slum where much of last week's violence occurred, Odinga supporters said they were ready to move on. Odinga's Coalition has rejected the results, claiming massive fraud, and said it will not go to court to challenge them.
The weekly USA crude inventory report from the industry group American Petroleum Institute (API) is due out later on Tuesday. Flynn also noted that "shale producers will continue to struggle" as oil stays below $50 a barrel.
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