Smoke billows from the village of al-Ayadieh, near Qubuq, north of Tal Afar, as Iraqi forces advance during the ongoing operation to retake the area from the Islamic State (IS) group on August 28, 2017. 
Some of IS fighters inside Tal Afar were believed to have fled to Al-Ayadieh, located on the road between the city and the Syrian border, where they appeared to be making a desperate last stand. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
Smoke billows from Al Ayadiya, north of Tal Afar, as Iraqi forces advance on August 28, 2017 during the ongoing operation to retake the town from ISIL. Ahmad Al Rubaye / AFP

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