Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mosul Offensive Drawing to A Close As Daesh/ISIS Uprooted- Phase 2

Wow, it's so amazing. One week and the offensive is drawing to a close! The offensive over! Moving onto the next stage.  This is exactly as I'd suggested:  Monday Ocotober 17 :The Battle for Mosul Has Begun? "Surely the US will want to wrap it up by the end of the month or beginning of November at the latest ?" Tuesday Oct. 18 - Mosul- Difficult Fight? Already Ahead of Schedule?  Wednesday Oct. 19- Taking Mosul "So far this is easier then Fallujah" What Comes After Will Be Worse, For Iraq. Thursday Oct.20-Taking Mosul "So far this is easier then Fallujah" What Comes After Will Be Worse, For Iraq.

I had even stated why this would end quickly: Because ISIS would melt away. Evaporate. As they have done time and time again- From last Monday's post:
Quoting Soufan group " When faced with the prospect of overwhelming force in other strategic cities, the Islamic State has often preempted a strategic defeat with a tactical retreat, thus preserving the majority of its fighting force"
You didn't know that about ISIS?  Did you think ISIS left Jarablus because they are in cahoots with Turkey? Nah, them leaving was just more of their usual.  Perhaps you believe the spin presented by so many others?  Me, I prefer truth and facts.   Additionally, I've mentioned the phenomena myself on several occasions. (available in previous monday's post)



  So much for all those hollow (without real or significant worth; meaningless) claims about Turkey taking Mosul.....

The latest
The Mosul offensive is drawing to an end and that the Daesh de facto capital in Iraq would soon be made Daesh-free, military sources said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

A small distance of five to six kilometers keeps Iraqi forces away from center city.

Elite counterterrorism forces' Maj.Gen. Maan al-Saadi said that forces have advanced all the way to Mosul city's outliers and currently await reinforcement to march into the Daesh definitive stronghold.

What remains are fears on the aftermath of freeing Mosul from Daesh, especially with areas suffering greatly from sectarian rifts, namely Tal Afar, which is a ticking bomb, said Nineveh's MP Ahmed al-Jarba told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Counterterrorism forces restored control over Rutbah, a small borderline town located near Jordan in Iraq's western Anbar province, after Daesh took over most of its neighborhoods.

Anbar council member Jasem Al Asaal said that Iraq forces were able to successfully drive Daesh fighters out of the last two grips the terror group had in Rutbah.

More so, the U.S.-led international coalition held a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, to review the offensive on the militant bastion.

With the Mosul battle in its second week, French President Francois Hollande called for the coalition to prepare for the aftermath and the next stages of the campaign against the militants.

As the ministers met, Hollande warned that "the recapture is not an end in itself. We must already anticipate the consequences of the fall of Mosul."

"What is at stake is the political future of the city, the region and Iraq," Hollande said, calling for "all ethnic and religious groups" to have a say in the future running of Mosul.

I'll finish with my previous statement regarding the taking of Mosul

 Mosul will be taken in short order- The fallout from the taking of Mosul will drag on for years and years-  
Not sure how the 'taking' of Mosul will be defined? But it will be hyped as a success!
You can count on it!

The NATO allies have their sites set on Raqqa. In a couple of weeks time. After the election? Or perhaps some NATO member state can invoke article 5 mentioned in yesterday's post?

NATO-Run Safe Zones Could Stabilize Syria- Invoke Article 5- US Election Unaffected

Options, options, options..

UPDATE: Retreat and resurgence: IS's never-ending cycle unfolds in Mosul 

" IS will rely on its usual tactics, retreating when needed before regrouping"

 
From Earlier Today-

Who Suffers From Russia, Turkey Pipeline Deal?

10 comments:

  1. Hundred of aircraft from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan simulate destruction of hostile strategic bombers

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    1. http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=711347

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    2. RUSSIAN, IRANIAN, SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS TO MEET IN MOSCOW ON FRIDAY - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

      http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2016/10/syria-rejects-russian-proposal-for.html?showComment=1477439260552#c4709512323090001169

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    3. MOSCOW HOPES U.S. PLANS TO DELIVER HEAVY WEAPONS TO MODERATE OPPOSITION IN SYRIA DO NOT COME TRUE - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

      Russia has nothing to do with Syria's Idlib school attack — diplomat
      TASS

      Belgium?

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    4. Belgium: I wouldn't doubt it!

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    5. thanks for the interfax link
      content below...

      MOSCOW. Oct 27 (Interfax) - The Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers will meet in Moscow on Friday to discuss the settlement process in Syria and the situation in Iraq, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

      "A trilateral meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Syrian and Iranian counterparts will take place tomorrow, on October 28," Zakharova said at a news briefing on Thursday.

      "The discussion will be centered on the development of the situation in Syria, taking into consideration the three countries' common commitment to an uncompromising fight against terrorists, the cessation of hostilities, the soonest possible end of the civilian population's sufferings, the resolution of humanitarian problems, and the launch of a political process on the well-known international legal basis," she said.

      "Sergei Lavrov, Walid al-Muallem, and Mohammad Javad Zarif also plan to discuss the military-political situation taking shape in Iraq, including with a view to efficiently fighting terrorists from ISIL [banned in Russia]," Zakharova said.

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  2. Great posts Penny. You are the greatest. Independent, unbiased and intelligent analysis. Your work is not wasted. Do you know how many viewers you have? You should have millions. And is the pic of the library in the background your own library? You wrote that you had one or that you were into reading?

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    1. Hi Ally- and thanks-

      I don't have millions of readers, but, have several hundred..

      I've learned the hard way most people really don't want independent, unbiased or well sourced analysis- mostly people want to latch on that which is popular.

      The books are a blogger template- and yes we have the equivalent of a small library- imagine a house with book shelves overfilled- coffee and end tables stacked with books- in an unused bedroom shelves line the walls filled with books

      It would not be an exaggeration to claim we have way over 1,000 actual books- And hubby and I both read all the time- Right now I'm working through the books written by Stephen Buhner- whose books, imo, should be mandatory reading (not his more technical books)

      His more philisophical books

      Read this one; The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth

      Am reading this one- Secret Teachings Of Plants

      The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

      I am always reading- if not for the blog then just reading--- zero television watching or very nearly zero television watching..

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    1. I read the piece from aang's
      Unsurprising the Islamic elites are exploiters and pedo's

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