Example: May 10/16 just eight days ago "While the Iraqi army, Kurds, U.S. military are allied against ISIS, no agreement exists on how to retake Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city"
As I’d mentioned in a previous post claims like that above are a whole lot of rubbish, because it's very clear, despite all the silly claims to the contrary the US is very, very busy working to annex Mosul. The US don't need no stinkin' agreement. Heck they don't even need a unified Iraq to move on Mosul
“The U.S. plan to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq is not dependent upon whether Iraq can achieve political unity”These more recent news items linked below should make their Mosul moves crystal clear:
May 15th: VOA
The U.S. envoy for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group says the military push to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is progressing and that the militants are increasingly on the defensive.
"We are doing precision strikes in Mosul almost every day," Brett McGurk said Sunday during a visit to Jordan.
US says bid to retake Iraq's Mosul from IS making progress
The US-led offensive to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group is making progress, the top American envoy to the coalition said on Sunday.Link
"We are now making progress against Daesh," McGurk said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.
"The campaign to isolate and squeeze and constrict Daesh in Mosul has already began," he said.
McGurk said that the US-led coalition effort to capture Mosul and Raqqa was making progress.
”We are doing precision strikes in Mosul almost every day,” he added. “There is constant synchronized pressure,” he said.
1000 Peshmerga fighters trained and ready to go:
Don’t’ assume Peshmerga means KRG fighters only. To my knowledge it does not.
-"1,100 Peshmerga fighters have completed training with in the last 30 days.
So, that an additional 2200 soldiers- ready to go in short order
-There are additional 1,100 in training right now," Warren stated”
|Female Kurdish Fighter|
Love the evening wear earrings. So chic with camouflage & Kalishnikov? Or is it a Galil?
A Galil would have been so much more appropriate. ;)