Sunday, October 16, 2016

Iraqi General: A Corridor Will Be Established That Will Permit Islamic State Fighters To Flee Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Twitter

The Australian/The Times: Iraqi general will leave corridor open for Islamic State fighters to escape Mosul

The Iraqi general commanding the operation to liberate Mosul plans to leave open a corridor for Islamic State fighters to flee the city rather than trap them in an urban battle that would endanger civilians.

Major-General Najim Abed al-Jubouri believes that the city’s hundreds of thousands of residents would be likely to be used as a mass human shield.

“I believe in a corridor,” he told The Times. “If we surround them [Islamic State] from every side they will be pushed to fight to the last. The population is the big challenge for us — so we must fight Isis outside Mosul, not inside.”

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WNU Editor: I guess these earlier reports were right .... Russian Media Is Reporting That The US And Saudi Arabia Will Grant 9,000 ISIS Fighters Free Passage From Mosul To Syria (October 13, 2016).

9 comments:

Donald Barnes said...

I'm getting confused now.

War News Updates Editor said...

You are not the only one Donald.

Jay Farquharson said...

It's not rocket science.

ISIS's caliphinate has to be preserved to attack Assad, it just can't be preserved on Iraqi territory.

RRH said...

I don't understand how anyone can be surprised at this point. If what happened in Jarablus and then Deir Ezzur wasn't a dead give away - never mind the half assed effort for the past years - I don't know what it will take to convince folks that ISIS is a tool of "the west".

RRH said...

And the Saudis.

"Sebastian" said...

"When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard."

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Jay Farquharson said...

"Welcome to the cauldron",

Georgy Zuchov.

No "cauldron's" being prepared.

As with the ISIS seige of Kobane, the ISIS Oil trade, etc, the Wtdst is making sure their pet jihadi's survive.

"Sebastian" said...

Not a fan of sovjet tactics, only brute force and little finess! But Zuchov was a great General, to bad "mad as a cow" Stalin sent him away...

C-Low said...

This is how Arabs fight. The groups we hired at Tora Bora did it, they did it in every operation we did in Iraq even with US forces as the main force the Iraqi politicks would get involved work our a deal for a portion etc...

It is very near sighted thinking from the locals mixed with the pansy beliefs that killing enemy makes more enemy, Islamic radical can be negotiated with, limiting damage to city etc... stuff from the west.