French Defense Minister: Toguena Mosul and the battle will be fierce
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He told Odrian who is visiting Iraq, told reporters , "We're surrounded Mosul in preparation for the battle that will be fierce. the best proof of this is that the coalition forces have succeeded two days ago in the hit command centers in the city with the participation of French aviation. "
he said of Arbil, said the operation , which took place on Saturday night carried out by ten aircraft , including four French fighter jets, destroyed . " four vital centers. "
the US leadership in the Middle East had talked about eight strokes of the alliance in the Mosul area in theninth of April another four the next day, targeted tactical units and infrastructure for communications of an al Daash.
He called for Odrian after arriving in Iraq Monday to ratchet up the pressure to organize Daash who suffered defeats several finally, in order to regain control of the reasonableness of Mosul in Iraq and tenderness in Syria during the current year.
" the tenderness and Mosul must Tsagta in 2016", adding that this year "must be in the fateful shift in our battle against what called the organization, and the year of editing centers residential regulars who still controls them, tenderness and Mosul. "
he said Tuesday , " we can say that Mosul will have been liberated by the year 2016. in any case, this is what I hope it happens, and hope for the total political officials who met them " in Iraq. He continued , "The goal of uprooting Daash before the end of the year probably is possible. Do not say it downright, but possible."
Iraqi forces announced on 24 March starting to regain control of the province of Nineveh and the major cities of Mosul seized by organizing Daash through a sweeping attack nearly two years before the process.
and it supports the international coalition air strikes and Iraqi forces, as he is trained forces to fight against the jihadists.
and Paris intensified its participation in the international coalition, especially after the attacks on the French capital in November and adopted by the organization Daash, which killed 130 people.