Friday 23 January 2 / January 2015 08:42 M t
Twilight News /
Wall Street Journal confirmed that the United States and Iraq are preparing for an attack by the summer to restore the city of Mosul, which was seized by "Daash" organization in the month of June.
Gen. Lloyd Austin Central Command, the US military commander told the newspaper that the preparations include the selection and training of military units of the planned attack and cut supply lines to the militant group's fighters.
Mosul is the largest city in the "Caliphate State" alleged announced by the organization in an area stretching across the border from northern Iraq to the east of Syria.
And waging an international coalition led by the United States air strikes against targets to regulate "Daash" in Iraq and Syria, including 16 strike since Wednesday centered on Mosul.
The newspaper quoted Austin as saying that Iraqi forces must be ready before the start of the attack.
He added that he had not yet decided if he would recommend that US ground forces accompanied by Iraqi units in the attack on Mosul.
Austin told the newspaper that the two divisions of Iraqi women are expected to Tcoda forces would fight to restore the connector.
The newspaper quoted military officials as saying that the US troops will receive training for a period ranging from four to six weeks.