Thursday, September 15, 2016

Iraq Prepares For Its Mosul Offensive

Reuters: U.S. offers humanitarian aid as Iraq prepares Mosul offensive

The United States said on Wednesday it would give Iraq $181 million in humanitarian aid, anticipating a wave of displaced people when Iraqi forces launch a drive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.

The advance on Mosul, the biggest city held by the militant group also known as ISIL, could begin as soon as next month.

"We are now in a position where ISIL here in Iraq is increasingly on the run and on the ropes, and the urgent work ahead is to complete that effort. And Mosul, of course, is the big piece ahead of Iraq and ahead of us," Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters in Baghdad.

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More News On Iraq Preparing For Its Mosul Offensive

General: Coalition 'shaping' the battlefield for Mosul offensive -- The Hill
Iraqi forces in confident mood as they prepare for Mosul battle -- Financial Times
US Official Says IS Has Lost Half Its Territory in Iraq -- New York Times/AP
US considering sending more special forces to help retake Mosul: report -- RUDAW
US bombs ISIS chemical weapons plant -- CNN
Isis chemical weapons manufacturing facility that posed ‘significant threat’ destroyed by air strikes in Iraq -- The Independent
Crucial Mosul campaign looms with Obama set to leave behind unfinished war on terror -- Washington Times
Is Mosul heading for a last 'apocalyptic' IS stand? -- Orla Guerin, BBC


Aizino Smith said...

Maybe I am wrong.

Maybe the wet season will hurt ISIS more than the IA given that ISI has no airpower.

I think that if the offensive does not make headway in October then it is too late until April some time

I could be wrong.

I have been wrong a lot about Mosul. I expected it to fall 18 months ago.,Bagdad,Iraq

All a dilettante, go-slow Obama approach has done is destabilize Europe.

Like I said in the last 2 or 3 years. Jimmy Carter can rest easy now. He will no longer be regarded as the worst president in U.S. history

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