US Central Command: edit Mosul preparations are going according to schedule Decree
He said Gen. Votal, during the briefing at thePentagon, said the training of Iraqi forces continue to achieve the timetable established by the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi in launching restore the city process.
"it is through my travels , I think that the process is on track to achieve this goal. the Iraqis control the schedule so we will continue to work closely with them to ensure support for their operations , where they areready progress, and we are going on in full swing and we hope to achieve this in time. "
it is believed Votal that Daesh group can use different strategies to defend the city of Mosul when launching the Iraqi forces attack them, and perhaps abandon Daesh some parts of the city, as was recently done in Jarablos , it has been fiercely resisted in other parts as it did in Manbej battles and Alrmada.alhjum Iraqi Mosul will be the culmination of two years of the Iraqi military campaign to eliminate the threat Daesh in thenorth of the country. Most of the American military effort includes the training of Iraqi security forces and provide advice in order to defeat the Daesh group militarily and Reverse - controlled towns, particularly the city of Mosul.
The city of Mosul - located on the banks of the Tigris River in the northern province of Nineveh - Iraq's second city, with a population of more than two million people, representing a mix of diverse ethnic groups in thenorth of the country , although the majority of Sunnis and Kurds , Arabs.
Mosul is the industrial main city in northern Iraq, it 's also a vital move to the flow of goods to and from Turkey, Syria , center, in addition to its proximity to the large oil fields and pipeline large stretches to Turkey.
the fighters captured Daesh suddenly on Mosul in June 2014 within days after the decline of a large number of security forces from the city. US officials blamed the decline on the army and police of the year stationed Arabs in the city and who abandoned their positions after growing resentment of sectarian politics pursued by the government of former Prime Minister Nuri al - Maliki.
The fall of Mosul , however Daesh group standing with a large number of equipment and military supplies have used to quickly dash toward the capital , Baghdad, and seized about $ 500 million in cash from thecentral bank in the city and used to finance military and terrorist operations.
the control Daesh on Mosul as a blow to political stability in Iraq, and gain a propaganda terrorist group wanted to show from which they earn lands to establish a new caliphate.
a successful attack on a Mosul could overtake Daesh last strongholds strategy in Iraq and end its dominance of the areas controlled by the north - west of the country over the past two years.
Adding to the ease of control Daesh of the city is the flow of fighters from the Syrian Raqqa city, so Van any defeat for them in Mosul will cut off that road and make military operations confined to Syria.
over more than two years was expected to be a military attack on Iraq 's Mosul of the most important battles against Daesh. The training of Iraqi and Kurdish troops at the hands of the Americans and the coalition aims to create more than 25 thousand fighters to attack the city. From early cabled US military officials said the city will be covered from the north and south about eight Iraqi military brigades.
It is expected that the defending fighters Daesh solidly city is likely that there will be fierce fighting from street to street on a large scale if the Iraqi forces succeeded in restoring the city, the plan calls for Iraqi police contribute quickly to help enforce law and order.