ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi forces on Monday discovered an Islamic State (IS) prison in Tal Afar, west of Mosul.
Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Jawdat announced Iraqi troops seized an IS prison in the al-Saad neighborhood in western Tal Afar.
In the video, handcuffs can be seen hanging from bars hanging on the wall as well as makeshift prison and holding cells.
Jawdat noted that federal police forces found the prison during a sweep in the al-Saad neighborhood.
The cells were likely used to torture civilians and added that drugs were also found at the scene.
On Sunday, Iraqi forces announced the city of Tal Afar had been fully liberated.
Iraqi forces have retaken 29 neighborhoods since the operation to retake the Turkmen majority city of Tal Afar, which has been under the militant group’s control since 2014, began, marking the end of IS’ hold on northern Iraq.
The military operation started on August 20, a month after the liberation of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
IS resistance in Tal Afar has been almost non-existent, sparking concerns that the hundreds of militants believed to have been in the town have relocated, possibly with Yezidis (Ezidis) they hold captive.