DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 29, 2016, 11:09 PM (IDT)
The mainly Shiite Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi group announced Saturday the launch of an offensive to recapture Tel Afar and other towns west of Mosul from ISIS.
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