Iraqi forces are moving towards Mosul to be restored
[rtl]Martin Chuluuv VOLUHC NITRAM and Hanna Summers SREMMUS HANNAH / for the Guardian
Translation / Anis al - Saffar
attack began long - awaited restoration of the city of Mosul after two years of control of the organization "Daesh" it Bortal of armor and military forces that began to march towards the Iraqi city. Announced the start of the attack, which has planning took several months, a speech via the official Iraqi television delivered by the Iraqi prime minister in the early hours of Monday morning.
Haidar al - Abbadi: "We have fought the terrorists Daesh for more than two years ago , we started fighting with them on the outskirts of Baghdad , and here we are now , thank God we fight them on the outskirts of Mosul, and will be a decisive battle near , God willing. this forces Thrrkm today have only one goal in Mosul , which is the salvation of Daesh and save your dignity. It is here for your sake. "
in recent days, after months of readiness, he became Last stronghold for "Daesh" in Iraq almost completely encircled by the power of a population of approximately 30 thousand fighters. Before dawn on Monday , directly seen queues of Kurdish peshmerga fighters lined up in preparation for an attack from the north - east of the city.
Before that fighters had lit fires and they rallied around her , singing songs battle , while the voices of aerial bombardment reverberating in the distance and feel free to respond to bursts of artillery fire Almentzmh.aom Friday and to the south of the city was the Iraqi forces, which cut hundreds of kilometers to fight what it calls Baghdad triumphantly , " the final battle against the terrorist group," is moving to take the final positions. as
well as on the ground , there are elements of the US, British and French special forces that lead an advisory role with the Peshmerga and will have prominent role later during the call and directing air strikes on targets "Daesh" within the city. Over the past few days he has been skirmishes erupt outside Mosul in addition to Sunday 's air strike hit one of the main bridges. It is not clear yet who is responsible for the bombing of"Freedom Bridge" It is believed that the destruction of the bridge was intended to block "Daesh" fighters who will try to escape from Almedinh.vi on Monday early morning perched over the mountains and plains stretching to the foul cloud dense city of Mosul.Those cloud caused by the oil fires sparked by "Daesh" in anticipation of an attack expected.
Peshmerga forces aim to control the three villages and then progress to 12 kilometers on the first day of the attack, but says it will not enter the city itself, and believes that "Daesh" has mined roads heavily in their huge amounts of car bombs and explosive materials. The Iraqi government had warned the people of Mosul earlier in the need tostay inside their homes and not to Kheroj.qubl speech Abadi televised thrown thousands of publications across the city recommends their people to avoid certain parts of them announcing the approaching "hour of victory."
A member of parliament and spokesman factions crowd Ahmed al - Asadi: "We promise you that will be great Kazmh Iraq and the history of Iraq and the people of Iraq victory."
It is expected that the fighting extends weeks, if not months, and if what we have taken from the extract of Fallujah and Ramadi from the grip of "Daesh" barometer battles the expected battle of Mosul to be long and tough.
attack Mosul is the most important challenge "Daesh" over two years old. During this period I worked "Daesh" a violation of state authority in areas that turned it into astronghold of her, and forced large numbers of people to flee from their areas, also sought to carry out acts of genocide against minorities fairly raised serious doubts about the future of the country itself.
It is estimated that for "Daesh" about six thousand fighters preparing to defend Mosul Mtuaren the middle of crowds of civilians who are estimated to number about 600 thousand citizens, but is expected of these fighters is that running most of whom fled when the intensification of the battle.
Mosul was of more than two million people by the occupation "Daesh" her, theinternational Commission of the Red Cross warns that the battle could result in ahumanitarian crisis , accompanied by the escape of what could be up to a million refugees from the city.
the terrorists before that had prevented civilians from leaving the city and set up checkpoints on the roads and blew up the houses managed to escape. Who left the city had offered themselves to the risk of traffic amid minefields or ventured that thediscovery by "Daesh" and lowered their punishment, while the remaining have braved air strikes and street battles and the prospect of the blockade , which has been imposed by the security forces, in addition to the possibility Harder which to take them . "Daesh" shields Bharih.vi recently published US 600 extra troops to its forces to assist in therestoration of Mosul, it has been raising the total number of Americans to more than 5,200 soldiers, according to Pentagon reports. On the night of Sunday , the United States announced that she feels proud to be standing beside the allies in the offensive to restore their city. Minister of Defense , "Ash Carter Ash Carter , " he said in a statement: "This is a critical moment in our campaign to take down permanent defeat Bdaash. The United States, along with other members of the international coalition stand ready to provide support to Iraqi security forces and fighters of the Peshmerga and the Iraqi people in the coming harsh battle. We are reassured the ability of our Iraqi partners to achieve victory over our common enemy , and the liberalization of the city of Mosul and the rest of Iraq hatred Daesh and brutality. "
the" Brett Mcgork Brett McGurk "US envoy in the coalition against" Daesh "he said through a message on Twitter:" wishes success Iraqi forces heroine and Kurdish Peshmerga and volunteers of Nineveh. We are proud to stand with you in this historic process. "[/rtl]