Daesh encircles Mosul, the oil-filled ditch .. and concrete blocks back to the city center
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And worked hard organizing this month to dig a trench wide two meters around the city and the development of oil storage tanks near to the work of a river of fire disrupts provide troops and obscures vision for reconnaissance planes, according to a senior Iraqi military officials, and residents of Mosul and local officials outside the city. The organization has resisted attacks by the Iraqi army on some of the land controlled by the past two years, but he did not appear little resistance in other regions, sparking debate on how to deal with the organization of the attack on Mosul. The morning Nomani, spokesman for the counter - terrorism force, said that "oil trenches and tunnels and suicide attacks will not save Daesh from defeat but it will make it more difficult to battle." Nomani said , "We are confident that Daesh will fight until the last of its elements in order to stay in Mosul." There is a port of the trench on the outskirts of the city from the west to be able toinfiltrate fighters into the desert and through it to Syria to unite if they decide at the end of Mosul deliver it.Said Jassim al - Bahadli, an analyst and former Iraqi Army Brigade, said that with the survival of many of thecity 's residents inside, civilians has become a source of concern for those who are planning to attack planned.And increases the oil depots are placed around the residential areas of risk that stir up air strikes in a huge fire. In addition to the trench showed photos taken by the population, and seen by Reuters said the gunmen sealed off neighborhoods in the center of the city to establish concrete walls on top of each other in the main roads. Local officials and residents said dozens of trucks were seen earlier this month carrying similar barriers to the airport on the southern outskirts of the country that may be the entry point of the attacking forces. He said Colonel Mohammed Adnan al - Taie of the Iraqi army said militants were using the walls to make theMosul airport is qualified to landing it. They had used the same method before fleeing Qayyarah Air Base , 60 kilometers south of Mosul , which the United States helps processed to be used as a center for logistics in Mosul process. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi has repeatedly pledged to restore Mosul by the end ofthis year. Iraqi leaders pointed out that the main attack could begin by the second half of the month ofOctober , but there are still some doubts about whether the required forces will be ready. Iraqi forces launched an operation Tuesday to regain the northern town of Sharqat , a step on the road to Mosul campaign. Said Abdul Rahman Olokua, a local council member, said that the tactics of the organization Daesh indicate that the organization is working hard to disrupt the progress government forces. Witnesses in Mosul say insurgents are working hard to crack the tunnels which is a method used them in the past for attacks on Iraqi troops and supplies store and hide from air strikes. He said a population of Sumer neighborhood in southeastern Mosul, told Reuters, "I can see Aldoaash digging tunnels all over the place and cover theentrances covers sewage. Neighborhood where my house is located has become part of a network of tunnels extends to other parts of the city."
The meetings online with five of the population of Mosul , some of them are still inside the city that theorganization has a firm grip in an attempt to avoid public discontent and military setbacks , including the assassination of senior leaders. And increased house searches in the past two months to go after themilitants declared their loyalty to the organization , but they seem to Anhqoa.oukal Brigadier General Yahya Messenger , spokesman for the Joint Special Operations Command that intelligence agents in Mosul provide accurate coordinates of the sites to organize Daesh and assassinations against regulation but could not be told Reuters make sure these allegations.