[ltr]First images of the Battle of Mosul, the largest military operation in Iraq since 2003[/ltr][ltr]
Nineveh -arac Press October -17: Iraqi army beganat dawn on Monday, a major military operation to liberate the city of Mosul from the grip of theorganization Daesh which has dominated it since 2014.
The President of the Iraqi government, Haider al - Abadi start of the liberalization process in a speech broadcast on state television, and immediately after the Iraqi forces began, lifting earth mounds from the front lines, while artillery pounded thePeshmerga organize Daesh sites, in conjunction with the aerial bombardment of coalition aircraft.
As many as 30 thousand soldiers from the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and tribes in this battle, while thenumber of the organization Daesh fighters estimates ranging in the city between four thousand and eight thousand fighters.
And confirms the leadership of the international coalition, that Mosul restore process will not be easy to Iraqi forces , despitethe relatively long period of preparation, it took to prepare for the liberalization of Mosul and the expulsion of Daesh them.
And the attack on Mosul, in northern Iraq, which has a population of 1.5 million inhabitants, is the largest military operation inthe country since the US invasion. The city of Mosul, the largest city controlled by theorganization Adaash which is the last major stronghold of him in Iraq.