American military: Iraqi army at his best to restore Mosul
[rtl]The city will be a test for the strategy ofWashington against the «Daesh»
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when Iraqi troops begin its march towards Mosul this month Stnfarag in front of local leaders achance to close the painful chapter began over two years ago when seized "Daesh" of the city. It is expected that the military operation to restore a complex city long battle to be when Iraqi forces deal begins with intensive defenses erected by the terrorists, which includes explosives, mines, tunnels and trenches.
Says "Jessica Lewis Mkvi Jessica Lewis McFate" a researcher at the Institute for theStudy of War , "will fight" Daesh " in defense of the city of Mosul fiercely outweigh what appeared to him in the other sites, because this city is the jewel in the crown for him. "
challenge is great no doubt, not only to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi , which in his pursuit of victory with minimal losses, but also for President Obama who aspires to achieve victory on the battlefield in the last of his days on the throne of the presidency. to
achieve a military victory in Mosul will be witness to the fact that Iraqi forces have theability, as US military commanders is witnessing a gradual rise in the preparation of their advisers and new entrants to the US mission there. in
preparation for the final assault assiduously aircraft US and allied aircraft on the deck thecity in an attempt to weaken the terrorists. During the last two weeks , only 66 raid at least focused strikes on sites around Mosul, says Colonel "John Dorian John Dorrian" theUS military spokesman in Baghdad , then adds: "We will not allow the enemy to keep digging and Atakndq at whim."
Before proceeding with the process stationed Iraqi forces in offensive positions vitality around Mosul, including a drunken, located to the south - east, and Qayyarah and accompanied by the counselors Americans and advisers coalition who will stay with them , sometimes even as they progress towards the lines "Daesh." consultative role painstakingly US military commanders to emphasize that the role Advisory troops in anattack in Mosul will be much different than it was before withdrawing in 2011 , when US forces operate technically in supporting local forces , but in fact and the application was responsible most of the military operations command of their own. in the latest deployment of US forces raised the "Pentagon" in the last month , many troops so far exceeded 5,000 troops. One of the main tasks to be performed by these soldiers is tohelp the Iraqi leaders on the movements of a large force coordinating many fragmented strength training about 12 Brigade of the Iraqi army and fighters of the clan , who will bejoined in the wider operations fighters of the Kurdish Peshmerga and the factions of thepowerful popular crowd. One defense official, who spoke on condition says concealment of his name in order to be able to speak freely: "strategy of the United States, based on the principle of (local forces , and with it and through it ), you will reach a crescendo point in the battle of Mosul and then the time is long in Raqqa also as we hope." there will be American soldiers Others also advise Iraqi units in the field. Under the battle applicable rules now would be American advisers accompany local forces can at thelevel of the regiment, and this will bring them closer to direct participation if they gave permission. The US official said: "advisory role at this level risky, we realize this, but this decision will help us provide effective coordination. " spearhead also be accompanied byadvisers Americans of the fight against terrorism , the Iraqi elite forces , which areexpected to be the spearhead of the attack on the city as it did in the battles past." in the run -up to the battle of Mosul acknowledged the White House and other measures ,including the use of Apache attack helicopters artillery systems and long-range "Haimarss" which is expected to play a key role in the final rush towards Mosul. at thesame time , US commanders feel the need to reduce injuries among Americans to thelowest border in battle do not receive from Washington only reluctantly supported.Indeed , was not killed by the Americans during the operations since the return of troops to Iraq in 2014 only three soldiers. Powerful army Another key factor in the strategy from the standpoint of US military officials is to try to support the Iraqi army. Officials: say the morale of the Iraqis has greatly from what it was in May 2015 , while improved local forces retreated to outside the city of Ramadi , in another important setback for those forces. Many military leaders were replaced to provide the troops necessary equipment, and work alongside US advisers would give the Iraqis a new sense ofconfidence, say officials. Another official in the defense says: "We have Aaddnahm tough battle." However, many of the victories that Iraqis goals from against "Daesh" It was not possible without the combat capability of its high men of the popular crowd. US officials say they have put plans for extensive and detailed to protect the city during the bombing campaign them, especially the residents. On the other hand racing officials of the United States and United Nations in the preparation of the preparations to receive the numbers of displaced people have almost hundreds Alalov.lal exam largest US strategy is what will be followed by the battle of Mosul. While American officials say that the force will ensure that the city is composed of 45 thousand element of the police and the sons of the tribes did not show so far clear plans for how they will govern the city historically known this diversity. But the new Mosul leaders, whoever they will be, will entail for them to deal with the possibility of the existence of the remnants of the terrorist attacks inaddition to the risk of renewed local conflict in the future. Winning in Mosul is important, but Mkvi warns that a partial victory against terrorists who might try to retreat to areas Other than the province of Nineveh , where enjoying the support and assistance, or perhaps trying to cross the border into Syria. military officials put into their account that they had worked out the possibility that terrorists are trying to flee westwards towards their stronghold and actual capital in Raqqa, perhaps using civilians as human shields, and then preparing the stage for the battle of the final in Soeria.tcol Mkvi: "restore Mosul will be an asset to him its importance." * translation - Anis al - Saffar