US General Dumford and US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner (centre) seen during visiting Iraq's Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali in Baghdad April 3, 2017. Reuters
AMN Al-Masdar News: After Mosul, we will retake Kirkuk, Sinjar and Tal Afar from ISIS: US General
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 A.M.) – General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that after Mosul is liberated from ISIS, Tal Afar, Kirkuk countryside and the Sinjar region will be the next areas of focus.
“It is not our judgment that the Iraqis will be self-sustaining and self-sufficient in the wake of Mosul,” Dunford said.
“More important, it is not Prime Minister Abadi’s assessment. He believes he will need continued U.S. support in Iraq post-Mosul,” he continued.
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Update #1: US says after retaking Mosul from ISIS, focus will switch to Kirkuk, Tal Afar and Sinjar (ARA News)
Update #2: Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS (US Department of Defense)
WNU Editor: Button line .... even when Mosul falls, the war is far from over.