The Battle for Mosul Has Begun

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    ISIS is under air, ground, and cyber attack as Iraqi and coalition troops encircle the group’s final stronghold in Iraq, the Joint Chiefs chairman says.

    WASHINGTON — The battle for Mosul ultimately will be the biggest U.S. operation in Iraq since the end of the last war.


    That was Monday’s message from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who said multinational forces have begun to cut off the city’s supply and communications lines, and to encircle and isolate Islamic State fighters with cyber and air and ground attacks. Some coalition forces are already going afterISIS inside Mosul, and the final thrust to retake it should be expected sooner than the distant future, Dunford said.

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    Which forces are being used? Original plan was to use Sunni forces but maybe this will not happen, Iranian controlled militias and the Iraqi Army that is controlled by Iran will also be used. This will cause more long term problems if Sunni forces are not used.

    I think Turkey should play a very active role in Mosul. It is too much to allow Iran to have it.
     
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