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US general: from 3-s to 5 thousand militants remain in Mosul

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The government forces of Iraq, besieging Mosul, are opposed to 5-thousand terrorists of the "Islamic state" (the group is banned in the Russian Federation), reports RIA News statement of the commander of the operation against the IG in Iraq and Syria, Stephen Townsend.


US general: from 3-s to 5 thousand militants remain in Mosul


“At the beginning of the campaign, we estimated that somewhere from 3,5 thousands to 6 thousands (militants). According to our calculations, we killed or badly wounded more than 2 thousands. So, if you count, there are still 3-5 thousands of them, ”Townsend told reporters.

The general spoke with the press along with Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Sunday at a military airfield in Iraq. This was Carter’s last visit to the country as US Secretary of Defense.

Recall, the operation to free Mosul began on October 17.
Photos used:
AFP 2016 / Ahmad Al-Rubaye
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  1. Siberian 142
    Siberian 142 12 December 2016 08: 20
    +4
    3, 5 thousand was! 2 thousand were killed. total balance - 3,5 thousand !!!!! Morons are stupid !!!!!!!!!!! good laughing
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 12 December 2016 08: 24
      +11
      Quote: Siberian 142
      3, 5 thousand was! 2 thousand were killed. total balance - 3,5 thousand !!!!! Morons are stupid !!!!!!!!!!! good laughing

      They always had problems with mathematics, they only consider money well and then in someone else’s pocket.
    2. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 12 December 2016 08: 30
      +3
      They do not specify 2000 who were killed! They smashed a bit of the Iraqi army, then, along peaceful lupanuli, a couple of schools were razed to the ground and 500 barmalei from 2 thousand were wounded by accident
    3. vkl.47
      vkl.47 12 December 2016 08: 42
      +4
      Americans also suffer losses there. But Mosul is a Mosul and Palmyra’s head. It’s clear that they’ll vybutut. But again. Lost time. Amnesty should be only in words. In fact, you need to take buses to the desert and shoot them. These are the same devils from Aleppo
  2. cniza
    cniza 12 December 2016 08: 21
    +6
    “At the beginning of the campaign, we estimated that somewhere from 3,5 thousands to 6 thousands (militants). According to our calculations, we killed or badly wounded more than 2 thousands. So, if you count, there are still 3-5 thousands of them, ”Townsend told reporters.


    All guessing and crap.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 December 2016 08: 24
    +3
    At the beginning of the campaign, we estimated that somewhere from 3,5 thousand to 6 thousand

    It is clear that one must somehow justify for inaction and especially failure. I think that in a month these numbers will increase significantly. The general "forgot" to tell how many thousands they had sent to Syria.
    1. cap
      cap 12 December 2016 09: 01
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      At the beginning of the campaign, we estimated that somewhere from 3,5 thousand to 6 thousand

      It is clear that one must somehow justify for inaction and especially failure. I think that in a month these numbers will increase significantly. The general "forgot" to tell how many thousands they had sent to Syria.

      I "forgot" to tell you how many thousands they sent to Syria.

      Recalls laughing
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 12 December 2016 09: 53
        +1
        Cap Today, 09: 01
        Recalls laughing


        Yeah, what's his name himself ... laughing
        1. cap
          cap 12 December 2016 10: 25
          0
          Quote: aszzz888
          Cap Today, 09: 01
          Recalls laughing


          Yeah, what's his name himself ... laughing

          Ashton Baldwin Carter (born September 24, 1954, Philadelphia, PA) is an American politician and physicist and security policy expert. U.S. Secretary of Defense since February 17, 2015.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 December 2016 09: 51
    +1
    Spawn and complain now! angry
  5. vanavatny
    vanavatny 12 December 2016 11: 00
    0
    since no one is going to take Mosul, it would be better to say that there are 40 to 50 thousand of them, and it’s completely not solid, the theoretical physicist of horseradish ...
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 12 December 2016 12: 04
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    They took about a quarter of the territory of Mosul.
    Only special forces of the Iraqi army attack (several battalions).
    Shiite police are afraid to storm after the massacre they
    arranged a couple of weeks ago.
  7. Ivanov17
    Ivanov17 12 December 2016 16: 00
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    They took about a quarter of the territory of Mosul.
    Only special forces of the Iraqi army attack (several battalions).
    Shiite police are afraid to storm after the massacre they
    arranged a couple of weeks ago.

    You know better from Israel. They took a quarter of Mosul a year ago. And the Americans probably deliver ammunition and hot food to Iraqis?
  8. Tutin
    Tutin 12 December 2016 18: 17
    0
    The situation around the Syrian Palmyra indicates miscalculations in military planning, it arose also due to lengthy humanitarian pauses that allowed militants to regroup and evade retaliation, Army General Yuri Baluyevsky, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces in 2004-2008, said on Sunday.
    Remind who firmly ordered to make a monthly humpause? Everything in history is repeated in the form of farce.