June 24, 2014 7:45 am
The town had previously been the largest in the northern province of Nineveh not to fall to militants.
June 18, 2014 9:37 am
Qabalan said militants controlled most of Tal Afar and the surrounding area, adding there were pockets of resistance.
June 25, 2014 2:54 pm
Tal Afar Mayor Abdulal Abdoul said his town, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, was taken just before dawn.