[ltr]US lays out the scenario of the battle to liberate Mosul[/ltr][ltr]
Nineveh-Iraq Press October -7: Mosul has becomethe battle to liberate from the grip of theorganization Daesh, a few steps away, waiting for the "finishing touches" to be completed days later, as Iraqi officials earlier announced.
During the last period, the Iraqi forces and theinternational coalition led by the United States sought to crack down on militant organization in Mosul, by intensifying air strikes launched successive areas surrounding the attacks, which could lead to the "rapid collapse" of theorganization immediately after the start of thebattle of Mosul, but many observers say.
And what things will be more on the organization, isthe imposition of the siege of actual them, as announced earlier , British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, where he said he "was putting the finishing touches on military cooperation on September 23 / September agreements", adding that " the encirclement process will begin in the next few weeks. "
He says the Washington Institute for Strategic Studies, in a report, said that " a few months ago, the alliance is watching intensely, militants organize Daesh, determines their movement patterns and defenses. So it will speed up air strikes in places that the coalition wants to penetrate the defenses of the organization. Besides, leaders of the organization will be targeting a center for disabled Daesh to mount a coherent defense operations capability. "
He adds , "But in the end, you may not organize fights Daesh strongly in most areas of the city of Mosul. Urban region is much larger than any region tried to defend it before, it is about 16 km wide and 16 km long with a circumference of 48 kilometers, twice the area defended by the organization in the gray. "
He continues , "Instead, it is likely that the militants choose Daesh -alven numbering between two thousand and three thousand element- two neighborhoods to defend them vigorously. The government center in western Mosul , a symbolic place, and therefore can not edit the declaration of the city to be restored. Add to this that the old city is full of narrow streets that can notbe security forces to be used in armored vehicles or artillery shelling or air easily. "
He added that "when the defense collapses pockets -and crumble with astonishing speed, and fell when he was editor of Fallujah in three weeks in June / June - will begin the final stage of stability in the process."
The battle plan
The report shows that "it is certain that the liberation of Mosul would be a multi - stage process. First , you must create a logistics base for the operation in Qayyarah Air Force Base, a facility located 60 kilometers south of Mosul seized by Iraqi security forces in early July ".
Since then, it has been renovated air base to enable landing cargo planes, which allowed the transfer of ammunition, fuel and supplies by air directly to the front lines , rather than trucked from the Iraqi military warehouses near Baghdad, which lies 298 kilometers to the south.
And the transfer of about 560 US military advisers to Qayyarah to provide advice and assistance in the attack. Has been set uplong - term US and French artillery systems, along with defender "howitzer" Mobile is able to reach half the distance toward Mosul with rocket launchers capable of hitting the city itself, in less than 20 seconds and accurately great.
Isolate the city
Qayyarah also pose a rallying point for the Iraqi forces , which will liberate Mosul. It is allowed to crowd the popular militia toprovide indirect support for the battle over the secure areas and rural roads empty Qayyarah south and west of Mosul expected, and perhaps play a role in the battle in the heart of the city.
And it will include the next phase of the battle, multifaceted toward the outskirts of Mosul progress. It is likely to come axis president to attack on the highway linking Baghdad to Mosul on the west bank of the Tigris River, and will stop when you reach the southern outskirts of the city of Mosul.
As it is possible that rushes queue west of Mosul and the desert along the roads and paths of pipelines to close the city from that direction and prevent al Daesh from bringing in reinforcements or escape to Syria. A recent set of forces has been creeping upto the connector on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, in order to reach the east side of the city.
He says the institute 's report, said that "this stage will be a battle Carr provided . In one day will be the acquisition of 16 km easily, and in another day will turn fierce fighting in the stronghold of the organization or the will to stop the fighting in order tobe bringing supplies."
He adds , "As we will see a flow of Iraqi security forces and units of the popular crowd across the desert in large convoys of vehicles, and it will include days of air strikes to eliminate the regulation recalcitrant fighters.
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