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OPERATION TO LIBERATE MOSUL FROM ISIS: PROSPECTS AND PROBLEMS

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On October 15, the US artillery and the US-led coalition’s airpower delivered massive strikes on ISIS targets inside and outside the city of Mosul, de-facto starting a long-awaited operation to liberate the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq.

The Iraqi military, the semi-autonomous, predominantly Shia, Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), the Kurdish Peshmerga, some pro-government Sunni tribal fighters and US and French Special Forces will participate in the operation. Up to 40,000 fighters, over 130 artillery guns, few hundreds of military vehicles will participate in the operation. Warplanes and combat UAVs, belonging to the US-led coalition, and US artillery units will provide support to the main forces.

Such a scrappy anti-ISIS force on the ground will create additional troubles during the operation. Almost all participants are interested to gain political, economic and PR revenue from the operation and to avoid significant casualties as more as it’s poss…

FOOTAGE: HOUTHI-SALEH FORCES DESTROY SAUDI MILITARY CONVOY. 60 SAUDI SOLDIERS KILLED

A screenshot from Almasirah TV’s video

Forces of the Houthi-Saleh alliance have destroyed a Saudi military convoy at the Saudi-Yemeni border. The incident took place at October 14, 2016.

As result of the attack up to 60 Saudi military sevicemen were killed, 3 battle tanks and 6 vehicles destroyed.

Almasirah TV released a video of the battle: