Battle for Mosul: Shia militias advance towards Tal Afar

Iraq’s Shia militias say they have 15,000 fighters participating in the battle to oust ISIL from Mosul.

They are advancing towards the town of Tal Afar with the goal of cutting off the armed group’s supply line between Iraq and Syria.

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Makhmour, south of Mosul.

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