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Iraq crisis: Strategic Iraq town Tal Afar, airport fall to Sunni militants

The town had previously been the largest in the northern province of Nineveh not to fall to militants.

Dozens killed as militants take most of key Iraq town

Qabalan said militants controlled most of Tal Afar and the surrounding area, adding there were pockets of resistance.

Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar

Tal Afar Mayor Abdulal Abdoul said his town, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, was taken just before dawn.