[ltr]Pentagon: Battle of Mosul will take some time, and Apache is ready to participate Iraqi request[/ltr][ltr]
Washington -arac Press October -18: Peter Cook, aspokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), on Monday evening, said that the battleto expel Daesh of Mosul battle "long" and will take some time, adding that the Iraqi forces are capable of retrieving the Iraqi city.
He stressed that the Iraqi forces are doing in this battle, with no must about whether there were US troops will enter along with their Iraqi counterparts in the event of liberalization of Mosul Daesh, and said that "too early to answer this question."
Cook said: "We are with the Iraqis move in our plan, we want to defeat Daesh in Mosul, will do everything in our power to achieve this goal."
Cook did not rule out the participation ofhelicopters "Apache" in the battle of Mosul if the Iraqis need it , and said, " The US forces in Iraq are roles help and logistical support and training functions , " noting that "US advisors provide advice to the Iraqi forces."
He added that " the US Apache helicopters will be involved if I need Iraqi leaders , " adding that it "will be verified goals properly before the bombing."
And it achieved the Iraqi forces, on Monday, progress on the ground in the wake of the launch of the process of the restorationof Mosul, where the band armored ninth and reached the outskirts of Hamdania spend the south east of the city, while Daesh fighters withdrew from the villages in the south.
The second phase will be related to storm Hamdania springboard for Iraqi forces to restore Hamdaniya district, which represents the closest geographic points to Mosul, where militants are holed up Daash.anthy (1)