Tal Afar

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of intermittent violence, some commentators have said that the optimism expressed in 2005 was overstated. Police and Militants Gun Down Sunnis in Revenge Attacks Post-invasion violence Tal Afar checkpoint shooting incident On January 18, 2005, a Turkoman family of eight were travelling in a car which failed to stop at a US checkpoint in Tal Afar. US troops opened fire, killing both parents

, Camille and Hussein Hassan, and injuring their five children sitting in the back seat. Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. He lost the use of his legs and was treated later in Boston. Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, who was on the scene, took graphic pictures of the shooting and aftermath. Hondros won several awards for the still photos.

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car bomber killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded five people, including three civilians, as it targeted an army checkpoint. FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb 10 (Reuter) On February 22, 2007 four people were killed, including a policeman and a 12 year-old boy, and five were wounded, including two policemen, when two booby-trapped houses detonated while police were searching homes. During the search

, July 8 On July 12, 2008 police found the bodies of seven people, including a woman and a child, the town's mayor, Major-General Najim Abdullah, said. They had been kidnapped two days before. FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, July 12 On July 17, 2008 a car bomb exploded in a street market killing 20 people, including 9 children, and wounding 90.

of the town. FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, Sept 16 (Reuters) On September 22, 2007 one insurgent was killed and another wounded when a bomb they were making exploded. FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 22 (Reuters) On September 24, 2007 a suicide truck bomb killed at least six people


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Postal Service turned Local Historian is also interred here. Len's writings appeared in numerous local publications, including the Telegraph Herald and Julien's Journal. In September 2005, Iraqi and US forces conducted a counter-insurgency operation in the predominantly Turkmen (Iraqi Turkmen) town of Tal Afar. According to an AP (Associated Press), report, an Iraqi Army Captain claimed that Iraqi forces arrested 150 non-Iraqi Arabs (Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Jordan) in the operation; wikipedia:Tal Afar


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2005 09 02 AR2005090202250.html Washington Post report refers to foreign fighters amongst the insurgents in Tal Afar. and U.S. Army commander Colonel H. R. McMaster said the &quot;vast majority" of Insurgents captured there were "Iraqis and not foreigners." Iraqi journalist Nasir Ali claimed


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”. Culture and society Many residents identify themselves as Iraqi Turkmen and share many similarities with Anatolian Turkish culture. Strong family ties exist between residents of the city and relatives in Turkey. Arab culture is also present and many residents don traditional Arab dishdashas and checkered headscarves. Western-style clothing is also common. Cuisine found in the city is similar to meals prepared in Arab Turkish culture including unseasoned grilled lamb and mutton


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were dug and the fronts of shops, destroyed in the assault, were replaced within weeks. Numerous police stations were built or rebuilt in the town by an Anglo-American construction team led by Huw Thomas. In March 2006, U.S. President (President of the United States) George W. Bush pointed to Tal Afar as a success story, where one could "see the outlines of the Iraq we've been fighting for". wikipedia:Tal Afar


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Ministry of the Interior which had hired roughly 2,250 policemen (Iraqi Police). The second-largest employer was the United States government. The 101st Airborne (101st Airborne Division (United States)) 3rd Brigade was stationed at Tal Afar Airbase in 2003-04 and its 1st Battalion was stationed in the town proper.military world iraq tall-afar-ab.htm Tal Afar Airbase Important industries in the region include agriculture

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Postal Service turned Local Historian is also interred here. Len's writings appeared in numerous local publications, including the Telegraph Herald and Julien's Journal. In September 2005, Iraqi and US forces conducted a counter-insurgency operation in the predominantly Turkmen (Iraqi Turkmen) town of Tal Afar. According to an AP (Associated Press), report, an Iraqi Army Captain claimed that Iraqi forces arrested 150 non-Iraqi Arabs (Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Jordan

Tal Afar

'''Tal Afar ''' (pronounced ta.la.fer ) (also '''Tal'Afar''', '''Tall Afar''', '''Tell Afar''', '''Tel Afar''') ( , is a city and district in northwestern Iraq in the Ninawa Governorate located approximately 50&nbsp;km west of Mosul and 200&nbsp;km north west of Kirkuk.

While no official census data exists, the city which had been assessed to have a population of approximately 200,000, had dropped to 80,000 as of 2007, The Real Surge Story (Washington Post) nearly all of whom are Iraqi Turkmen. In Tal’Afar itself, the population is mostly Turkomen, about 75 percent of whom were Sunni Muslims, while a quarter were Shi’ites. work Department of Behavioral Sciences & LeadershipUnited States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs title Description of Tal'Afar date January 8, 2008 accessdate April 22, 2011 While most residents can speak Arabic, Iraqi Turkmen (Turkmen language), a Turkic (Turkic languages) language, is the most common language used throughout the city.

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