FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
50.000 Kurdish Peshmarga to participate in Mosul's battle
10:42 AM ADMIN
He added that the Kurdish region will receive 415 million-dollar assistance from the United States to pay the salaries of the Peshmarga forces.
Yawar said that his forces will take part in three warring fronts from the west, north and east, while the Iraqi forces will advance through the southern part of the city.
He added that the Peshmarga force are currently engaging in the northern front and supports the Iraqi forces in the southern front.
On entering Mosul city, he confirmed that "it is not in the interests of the Peshmarga forces to enter into the middle of the city, but if we were asked for we will do that".
According to available information, 70% of Nineveh province is still under the control of Da'ish organization, where expected to have 20.000 of its forces are still in the city.
The Iraqi forces started the campaign to liberate the province before three months, with intense operations after liberating Fallujah city, Anbar province.
One of the main results of this campaign was the liberation of Qayara air base.