The battle for Raqqa begins to resemble strongly Mosul operation despite the victorious statements of the U.S. CENTCOM and the Kurdish leadership, who daily release official briefings on their successes.
Yesterday, a monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently published another footage of the aftermath of the U.S.-led coalition’s strikes on the city. Videos and photos show damaged buildings, bomb craters and fires.
“Daesh is not a radical Islamic group, it is a radical anti-Islamic group designed to spread fitnah and chaos in the world of Islam.”
Jim W. Dean – This was a situation that could have been a horror film, but these people escaping Mosul, what appears to be extended family units, were lucky. A jihadi with a machine gun did not get a bead on them.
The United States has deliberately not provided advanced precision weapons to Iraqi security forces, limiting Baghdad’s ability to fully liberate Mosul and fight Daesh, defense analyst Ahmad al-Sharifi told Sputnik Persian. “Sixty-two countries, including the United States, are part of the international coalition in Iraq. The US has enormous military capabilities and the most cutting-edge weapons. However, […]
…from SouthFront The US-backed military operation against ISIS terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul is approaching its final phase. Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes, attack helicopters, and special operation forces, have made significant progress against ISIS terrorists in the northern and southern parts of western Mosul, out-flanking the Old […]
Jim W. Dean – The bias of the media coverage on the civilian causalities in Aleppo versus Mosul are a dark stain on whatever fig leaf of honor corporate media could still claim.
Jim W. Dean – Who knows what happened.? Did ISIS park a truck bomb out in front, knowing that it would be seen and bombed and all those combined explosives blow this building to smithereens?
…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery units, and special forces troops, have been struggling to retake the Old City from ISIS terrorists in western Mosul. The highly urbanized Old City is the main ISIS stronghold in this part of Mosul and ISIS units resist ISF in a […]
Jim W. Dean – I hope this is the last time the Iraqis claim to have the last road out of Mosul cut off.
Jim W. Dean – The six-month estimate announced by the Iraqis for taking West Mosul came as a shock. The civilians cannot last that long, and as the die-hard jihadis near their end, they will not shy from taking as many civilians with them as they can.
…from SouthFront Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on February 19, the Iraqi Army and the Federal Police have retaken a number of areas from ISIS terrorists, including the Mosul Airport, the Ghazlani military camp, the districts of Jawsaq and al-Tayaran and further advanced inside the city. According to reports from the […]
Jim W. Dean – This was my first time on The Debate with Ambassador Peck, who is not only an old school diplomat but an Army veteran from WWII and Korea who came up through the ranks. His post government career has been almost as long as the former.
…from SouthFront Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried out by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by ISIS. The casualties were suffered during incidents in eastern and southern Mosul on February 21. As the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing Brigadier General Abdul-Mahdi al-Ameri, an ISIS UAV “fired a […]
…from SouthFront On Sunday, Iraqi forces officially launched a military operation to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from the ISIS terrorist group. The Iraqi military and the Federal Police liberated a number of villages, including Al-Kafour, Jasmia, Bijwarey, Athba and Lazaka, southwest of the city and stormed the Mu`askar al Ghazlani […]
Jim W. Dean – Trump Tweeting has pushed Mosul virtually out of the news, along with many other things, like Libya, Africa, refugee camps in the EU, MH-17, and all the other unfinished pieces of business.
Iraq’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the country’s security forces have taken control over six large missile-manufacturing workshops of ISIL terrorists West of Mosul city. Below the arrest but not execution of another Saudi paid mercenary.
…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisors, have regained more areas from the ISIS terrorist group inside the major Iraqi city of Mosul in the province of Nineveh. ISF troops have recently, liberated the districts of Al-Hadba, Kafaat, al-Kindy, Andalus, Dhubat, al-Furqan, Al-Faisaliyah, and al-Shorta. Also liberated […]
The recent military operation in Mosul shows that the US-led coalition is superior in the air, but its land operations leave much to be desired, Kramper wrote for German magazine Stern. One of the videos released by Daesh fighters shows how an anti-tank missile hit an American M1 Abrams tank and turned it into a “ball of fire.” “The tank, weighing more than 60 tons, […]
Iraqi Special forces have made new advances against Daesh terrorists in North East Mosul as they look to build on recent gains.
…from SouthFront On January 9, Iraqi security forces (ISF) took control of the al-Baladiyat district of Mosul and announced the liberation of Domiz. Separately, ISF units entered the district of Sukkar after a series of firefights with ISIS units in the area. Yarmjah, Mazari, and Palestine districts remained conten[d]ed areas between ISF and ISIS. Pro-government […]
Iraq’s joint military forces continued their advances in Mosul and near the city in Nineveh province, and took control of more lands back from ISIS.
…from SouthFront Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq, after Baghdad. It is a city of 1.5 million people (according to UN estimates). It is a city where Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, Kurds, Yezidis, Armenians, Assyrians, Turkmens, and even some followers of Christianity have coexisted for a very long time. Mosul is also the […]
Iraqi families walk on a street in the village of Gogjali, on the eastern edge of Mosul, on November 4, 2016, as they flee Daesh terrorists in the northern city. Residents of the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Mosul have managed to storm the city’s main prison and free dozens of inmates amid a major […]
Iraqi special forces have cleared a second neighborhood of ISIS militants in the eastern outskirts of Mosul city after they retook control of nearby Gogjali district Wednesday.
Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi forces, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units, have taken control of the main highway connecting the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Mosul and the Takfiris’ de facto capital in Syria. The group’s spokesman, Jaafar al-Husseini, announced on Wednesday that the troops had gained control of the highway linking the northern Iraqi city to Raqqah in […]
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Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of the ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday.
The Iraqi army blasted the US for troubling its Mosul liberation operation through electronic jamming to disrupt the communication among various army units.