US Air Force: Battle of Mosul challenging[/ltr]
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[Where - Baghdad]
Colonel Chris Cans, Air Force spokesman at the US Central Command, said Thursday that the battle to expel militants Daesh of Mosul in northern Iraq would be [challenging].
Cans The United States and the support of the coalition countries against Daesh "made significant progress" against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, adding that Daesh "has lost more than 50 percent and 22 percent of the territory, which was dominated by Iraq and Syria," respectively.
The Iraqi army is preparing for the battle to liberate Mosul from the hands of Daesh, the largest gathering under the control of a civilian Daesh terrorist. Washington reported that the Iraqi forces will be ready for a battle early October.
Cans and she stressed that the priority of the air force is limited to the "hit strongholds Daesh and weapons stores, according to minutes of the measures which we are trying to limit the damage and loss of life among civilians."
He said that the international coalition against Daesh led by the United States, "continues to work against the militants organized in several parts of Syria, especially in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor," north and east of the country.
He added: "Our focus in Syria focused on the fight and chase Daesh elements, and we have a precise and clear instructions to hit the organization, which is owned and stripped of weapons stores. Our aim is also to provide a safe environment for civilians there."
With regard to the US and Russian coordination in the operations on the Syrian territories, Cans, he said: "We are coordinating with the Russians on a daily basis so there is no conflicting operations."
He added that "the battle in Syria's complicated, and we have to avoid as much as possible miscalculations in regard to air force or military battle."