Lack of engineering staff and the presence of civilians slows down the progress of the Iraqi forces toward the Heat center
Enjoys Hit City importance of strategy because it is located on the supply line linking the territory controlled by Daash in Iraq and Syria, and through this line are Daash group move fighters and supplies from Syria into Iraq.
Iraqi forces entered the city Monday under a thick cover of air strikes a week after an operation to restore thecity, but provide troops stopped because of the thousands of civilians trapped inside the city as well as because of the political crisis that took place in Baghdad , as well as bad weather , which increased the slow progress.
Iraqi leaders who oversee the operation Tuesday and said that the counter - attacks and the lack ofcompetent engineering teams clearing roads of improvised explosive also contributed to the slow down progress, where the team Ghani al - Asadi said the commander of the anti - terrorism forces , "if we had more engineers specialists , when we were in this situation."
team Hisham al - Jabri said the anti - terrorism forces came on Tuesday morning to a barrage of mortar shells and a series of car bombs during the push to hit from the north, but did not give the number of victims as "our speed depends on the resistance that we face and we want to maintain a minimum number of victims ," he said.
in a temporary base on the southern edge of the Heat could be heard members of the Iraqi forces in outposts across the wireless devices they say the mortar shells falling on them. Although the fight against terrorism forces are part of the most efficient ground forces in Iraq , it still relies heavily on air strikes , the international coalition in order to clear the area.
He said the team Ghani he was not surprised by fierce resistance and the progress slow , "all the main roads mined with explosives." He added that three small teams of troops to clear the area , which it is not enough to handle the sheer volume of explosives and improvised explosive engineers, and over the past five days were disrupted by two armored bulldozers used by the Iraqi forces to clear roads as a result of the explosions.He added that the only thing that has not been Tfajakhh is Alhoa.ovi rocket attack on Sunday cited two fighters from the Iraqi troops and wounded four others when entering the city, and since Friday hit its forces to more than a dozen car bombs.
Of the unit advanced wireless controllers cabled meteorologist Iraqis to Australian coalition forces on theprogress of a car bomb coalition forces confirmed the location of the town of Habbaniyah and identified thestreet you are applying it the car bomb. Moments later , a rocket fired from an aircraft led to the destruction of the car before they reach the advanced Iraqi forces.
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