Iraqi forces restore wetlands and eyes are turned towards Fallujah
[rtl] To Ovdaa Morris and Mustafa Salem * translation - Anis al - Saffar
Iraqi army announced on Thursday the restoration of wetlands spend grip «Daash» after the battle of the two - day terrorists did not appear during which, only a small amount of resistance, the military said in a statement, that the Iraqi flag raising over building Council of the local judiciary.
located on a wet 386 kilo meters west of Baghdad , topping the transmission lines linking Iraq to Jordan and Syria, which is why I gave this value strategy, as Colonel «Steve Warren» US military spokesman. Warren added that the restoration of this town come in favor of economies of Iraq and Jordan , while depriving «Daash» of assigning points very Alhassasah.bad access to the wetlands, said Brig . Gen. Abdul Amir al - Khazraji, theofficer in the strength of counterterrorism, said: «We have never had almost resistance.We expected a fierce battle , but we were surprised by the collapse of the enemy quickly. » Khazraji and adds that it was like to enter the free zone except for some attempts using car bombs.
Comes edit wet in a series of victories that she earned the Iraqi government forces in Anbar province, says some Iraqi military leaders and factions: there are plans set to invest momentum to attack Fallujah.
captured «Daash» on wet in June 2014, ie shortly after the occupation of Mosul, but desert areas surrounding were subject to the rules of the guerrilla camps and training even before the seizure of the region, as it was a long time ago footstool for smuggling terrorists and accepted a stronghold of al - Qaeda. Spokesman for the Iraqi joint operations Brigadier General Yahya Messenger says: «wet grab will weaken« Daash »because this town is the seat of their leaders and training camps». He added that thedesert environment convertibles made the defense of the humid difficult for the terrorists.
But some analysts say »that weak resistance« Daash »in wet may mean that they Eetmtrson to protect powerful strongholds in Mosul and Fallujah.
The terrorists have carried out a campaign of bombings in Baghdad recently US military officials say the Iraqis said the purpose of which is to disable the restoration efforts ofthese two cities.
However, the bombing campaign has strengthened the argument advocates of progress in the liberation of Fallujah process before proceeding with any campaign on theconnector, as this city is not far from Baghdad , only 60 kilometers , or a little more. In aspeech last Wednesday , Hadi Amiri , head of the Badr Organization , said that the next process will be addressed to the city of Fallujah. Echoing Ameri other groups the leaders of statements reported that preparations List for the battle to liberate the city.
He said Col. Firas Hussein Abdullah, commander of the Sixth Iraqi Army Division: «Fallujah will advance on Mosul», adding that Iraqi troops had already been sent to thearea and plans already developed . He predicted that the process begins in a matter ofabout two weeks.
The Iraqi forces have announced repeatedly near the start of operations to restore thecity, but those efforts were always stop at the outskirts of the city.
Says Sabah Noori, a spokesman for the anti - terrorist forces in Iraq , he said he expected the start of Fallujah process « imminent ». He adds: «We have prepared plans of Fallujah and there Asthoudarat and I believe we are heading there after the wet process, but that the timing of the initiation depends on the decision of the prime minister».
* For the Washington Post[/rtl]