Sunday, June 11, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- June 11, 2017

The Telegraph: Three years after the fall of Mosul, Isil makes a bloody final stand

Major General Najim al-Jabouri had hoped to be celebrating yesterday. June 10 marked three years to the day since Iraq’s second city of Mosul fell to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and the chief had wanted to deliver a victory before the jihadists could claim yet another grim anniversary.

But the offensive - one of the largest urban battles since the Second World War - is still raging.

“We will have the biggest party of our lives when it is over,” he told The Telegraph from the generals’ makeshift headquarters on top of a hill in east Mosul, overlooking plumes of smoke rising from the western side.

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WNU Editor: A staggering number for a city to experience .... US-led Coalition Dropped 12000 Munitions In Densely-populated Mosul (Defense World).

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- June 11, 2017

Iraqi forces invade western Mosul’s Old City: military media -- Iraqi News
Iraq paramilitaries make fresh progress west of Mosul -- AFP
Iraqi Police Liberate One of Last Daesh-Held Districts of Mosul -- Sputnik
Iraqi army declares Zanjali free from ISIS, reduces its pockets in west Mosul to three -- RUDAW
Iraqi forces thwart desperate 'Islamic State' offensive -- DW
Iraqi Forces Repel Islamic State Offensive South of Mosul, 38 Killed -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Female Sniper in Hijab Killed by Iraqi Forces in Mosul -- Sputnik
Mosul Burqa Ban Unveils Militants in Hiding -- VOA
Rights groups: Many casualties in Mosul from heavy weapons -- Military Times/AP
Thousand flee Mosul as anti-Daesh battle rages on -- TRT World
Mosul returnees struggle for basic necessities -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

What are the size of the munitions?

During WW2 the upsized.

During the Iraq War the downsized. Planes were dripping 100 lb. bombs whereas in WW2 they were dropping 2,000 lb. bombs. the 100 lb. bomb was developed to minimize collateral.

However, if we really wanted to minimize collateral, we would not have elected a CINC with scoliosis in 2008. On a side note it might be that scoliosis that made him flexible after the 2012 election for a certain someone.