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Kurds will block the route of retreat of terrorists from Mosul to Syria

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The Peshmerga forces will take an active part in the destruction of the terrorists who control the western part of Iraq’s Mosul, in particular, they create an additional line of defense outside the city to prevent militants from fleeing to Syria, according to News.




“Last weekend, the IG terrorists (the group is banned in the Russian Federation) launched an operation to break out of a boiler in Iraq’s Mosul. They are trying to break into neighboring Syria and have repeatedly attacked the positions of the Iraqi Shiite militia Hashd al-Shaabiy to the west of the city. According to information from Kurdish sources, the Peshmerga fighters help Shiites attack the militants, ” - writes the edition.

As the sources testify, the current attempt to break through is the most powerful since the city was surrounded. Militants are trying to break through the corridor at once from two sides - from Mosul itself and from the Syrian border.

“They simultaneously attack from Tal-Afar and Baadzh, using heavy weapons and suicide-guided mined cars,” said one of the Peshmerga commanders Hashim Sitai.

The newspaper notes that Kurdish forces comprise, according to various estimates, from 150 thousand to 200 thousand soldiers, including about 7-m thousand trained by Western instructors. Units are armed with a large number of artillery and armored vehicles.

Expert, senior lecturer at HSE Leonid Isaev:
The coalition that is now fighting ISIS in Iraq is unique. It was thanks to the cooperation of the central government and the authorities of Kurdistan that the jihadists were able to inflict a series of major defeats. In 2014, they were almost the only force capable of effectively resisting the IG. The Iraqi units, which were supposed to defend Mosul, simply fled or went over to the side of the radicals, and the Kurds fought stubbornly and pulled off considerable militant forces.


However, during the storming of Mosul, the peshmerga will still play a supporting role.

Kurds are distinguished by high morale, discipline and a decent level of training of personnel. They are well equipped. But there are political limitations. The Arab population of the city does not trust the Kurds and is afraid of the massacre during the assault, but the central authorities fear that if the Kurds take the city, they will remain in it. Therefore, it was decided to use them to cover the flanks of the main group,
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  1. cniza
    cniza 16 February 2017 09: 45
    +5
    As the sources testify, the current attempt to break through is the most powerful since the city was surrounded. Militants are trying to break through the corridor at once from two sides - from Mosul itself and from the Syrian border.


    The US will help and release them to Syria.
    1. maxim947
      maxim947 16 February 2017 09: 51
      +1
      So the Kurds are not "pro-American." Everything goes to the fact that a new country Kurdistan will appear soon, or as an option autonomy in Syria,
      1. cniza
        cniza 16 February 2017 09: 58
        +6
        There are many Kurds and they are different, Iraqi Kurds with the Americans.
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 16 February 2017 10: 03
          +1
          And what other Kurds in this region? If we are talking about "these" Kurds that the Americans are using to pressure the Turks, then you are right, they will release ...
          1. DMB_95
            DMB_95 16 February 2017 10: 14
            +2
            Quote: maxim947
            And what other Kurds in this region? If we are talking about "these" Kurds that the Americans are using to pressure the Turks, then you are right, they will release ...

            Pressure on the Turks would be nothing. But if the states do not allow the Kurds to block Mosul, from there the IS will leave for Syria. And this is a shitty option.
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 16 February 2017 10: 23
              +1
              I understood this, so it is necessary to prepare for a "meeting". Although I think "there" have long been sorted out and prepared.
          2. raki-uzo
            raki-uzo 16 February 2017 12: 26
            +1
            There are also pro-Turkish Kurds. Read more about Mesut Barzani - a deuce to you. There are Peshmerge, who received weapons and training from Turkish soldiers.

            www.haberturk.com/galeri/gun
            dem / 433112-diyarbakirda-tarihi-hafta-sonu
        2. Scoun
          Scoun 16 February 2017 10: 42
          +1
          Quote: cniza
          Iraqi Kurds with the Americans.

          Iraqi Kurds, Russia officially passed weapons through Baghdad .... there it is more difficult along the way.
          1. Reptiloid
            Reptiloid 16 February 2017 11: 57
            0
            Quote: Scoun
            Quote: cniza
            Iraqi Kurds with the Americans.

            Iraqi Kurds, Russia officially passed weapons through Baghdad .... there it is more difficult along the way.
            Yes, the East is a delicate matter. Their declared position ------ not to be missed into Syria. But the intentions and results can be very different. Recall the laudatory slogans of amers and the results of their actions. .... Yes, there is more difficult. And it is clear who and what is getting much later. At least on the side of Syria ....
      2. Yeraz
        Yeraz 16 February 2017 14: 47
        0
        Quote: maxim947
        So the Kurds are not "pro-American."

        and what are they there? They’re just a pro-American and American project.
  2. Iline
    Iline 16 February 2017 10: 14
    0
    If the stated goals are real. then this will help to slightly relieve the situation in Syria.
    And this cannot but rejoice.
  3. Iline
    Iline 16 February 2017 10: 14
    +1
    If the stated goals are real. then this will help to slightly relieve the situation in Syria.
    And this cannot but rejoice.
  4. Maz
    Maz 16 February 2017 12: 25
    +2
    Kurds dance beautifully
  5. Maz
    Maz 16 February 2017 12: 27
    +2
    ISIS militants knocked out the Turkish army and their puppets from territories they had previously seized in the south of Al-Bab. And this is the "Second NATO Army"
    1. Yeraz
      Yeraz 16 February 2017 14: 50
      0
      Quote: Maz
      ISIS militants knocked out the Turkish army and their puppets from territories they had previously seized in the south of Al-Bab

      so the Turkish army like the north of Al-Bab took, not the south.
      Quote: Maz
      And this is the "Second NATO Army"

      Yes, just see how much of this army is involved there. A couple of hundred, some of which are special forces, other instructors and some amount of equipment on which the opposition fighters are chasing. This is ridiculous. Turkey should have brought in a normal military contingent there for a long time, but not the opposition and several hundred fighters near the city. Erdogan is troubled by one he knows. If he attracts the same number of forces to advance to Manbij, maybe in the year 2020 he can enter there.
  6. Niccola Mack
    Niccola Mack 17 February 2017 06: 45
    0
    In 2014, they turned out to be almost the only force capable of effectively resisting IS. The Iraqi units that were supposed to defend Mosul simply fled or sided with the radicals, and the Kurds fought stubbornly and pulled significant militant forces onto themselves.

    Now the Kurds should ask themselves the question - what next?
    If the Barmalei are expelled from Iraq - how will they exist - an independent state, autonomy, or as before? Why fight?