[ltr]Defense: Daesh gunmen in Mosul, nearly five thousand and the battle enters second phase in the coming hours[/ltr][ltr]
Baghdad -arac Press October / -18 Oct.: aspokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry and theJoint Special Operations Command, Brigadier General Yahya messenger, confirming that intelligence said the number of militants Daesh in Mosul and its environs, between (3-5 thousand armed). "
He said Brigadier General Messenger said in astatement on Monday evening, said that " thecoming hours will enter the second phase of therestoration of Mosul campaign."
The second phase will be related to storm Hamdania springboard for Iraqi forces to restore the judiciary, which represents the closest geographic points to Mosul, where militants areholed up Daesh.
And the forces involved in the battle, he stressed that "there is any involvement of foreign ground forces , " adding that "we do not need foreign ground troops in the battle of Mosul."
He said the messenger, that "there is a high coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army," praising the sacrifices made by Kurdish forces in the liberation of several areas of Iraq.
Iraqi forces began at dawn Monday, and the large - scale military campaign with the support of the international coalition, many forms of the security forces are involved to restore the city of Mosul , which impose regulation Daesh control in June 2014. Ended (1)