Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying.
Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prominent leaders, were killed as coalition F-16 jets targeted the town early on Tuesday
In related news, a local source from Nineveh said six powerful blasts hit several areas in the town.
“Six huge blasts occurred in Tal Afar as fighter jets were flying above the town,” the source told AlSumaria News.
“Confirmed news indicated targeting a workshop used to manufacturing explosives,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said, adding that losses among the enemy are still unidentified.
Meanwhile, the group reportedly ordered a sudden ban of women’s presence at its headquarters in the town.
“IS made a sudden decision on Tuesday banning women’s presence at its headquarters in the town and removed the detachments run by women, especially those near to districts where senior leaders live,” a source told AlSumaria.
The group, according to the source, “prevented families from moving to any district without permission from the security department,” the source said indicating chaotic situation within the group.
IS depends on women in many of its departments, detachments, controlling the markets and gathering information.