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US military intelligence chief: Mosul is unlikely to be released this year

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The operation to free Iraqi Mosul’s IS from militants is hardly possible in the current year, RIA News a statement by the head of the Pentagon's intelligence department, Vincent Stewart.


US military intelligence chief: Mosul is unlikely to be released this year


Mosul remains the main center of concentration of IS forces in Iraq. The country's defense minister, Khalid al-Obeidi, last month promised to knock terrorists out of him in 2016.

“(Liberation) of Mosul will be a difficult operation ... I’m not so optimistic about the fact that we will be able to accomplish this soon. In my opinion, definitely not this year, ”said Stewart.

“We may be able to start a campaign, to conduct some isolating operations around Mosul. But the seizure of Mosul is a large-scale operation; this is not what I see next year or so, ”the general noted.

Earlier, the Iraqi command announced the opening of 2-s new focal points for the upcoming operation to free Ninewa province from extremists and its center - Mosul. The centers included Iraqi officers, as well as representatives of the Western coalition.
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  1. Cripple cross
    Cripple cross 10 February 2016 10: 24 New
    +6
    Well, of course. The USA is super careful. God forbid a civilian suffers. This is Russia dropping all uncontrollable bombs, and we are doing everything meticulously and accurately.
    The USA cannot do anything ... except sponsorship of candy wrappers.
    1. Temples
      Temples 10 February 2016 10: 25 New
      +5
      Do brave a-vile warriors have a small intestine?
      Here you do not have to buy, but you need to fight.
      Mosul-mane were stronger?
      Rather, they turned out to be independent and put a bolt on the "owners"?
      It's time to run the Nuland granny with pies. Maybe she will solve the issue. wassat
      Feed the barmaley with cookies.
      Or they will feed her waffles. laughing
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 10 February 2016 10: 32 New
        +4
        Quote: Temples
        Do brave a-vile warriors have a small intestine?

        Yes, the Americans will not climb there, the Iraqis surrendered the city a year and a half ago - and beat the Iraqis. Probably, with the help of the Kurdish Peshmerga, otherwise they won’t manage
        Quote: Temples
        Mosul-mane were stronger?

        And this year the barmalei will further strengthen their defensive positions in Mosul. In addition, as we recall, the escaped Iraqi army left the airborne forces there for three full-fledged motorized infantry divisions.
        1. Inok10
          Inok10 10 February 2016 10: 40 New
          +2
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          And this year the barmalei will further strengthen their defensive positions in Mosul. In addition, as we recall, the escaped Iraqi army left the airborne forces there for three full-fledged motorized infantry divisions.

          ... it’s strange, it seems like the zrada / peremoga of the mattresses was promised over Daesh literally tomorrow ... and, once there is such a turn ... next plan B, to destroy Iraq and Syria?! ... regrouping of barmalei is required ... hi
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 10 February 2016 11: 50 New
            +2
            The operation to free Iraqi Mosul from the militants of the IG is hardly possible in the current year, RIA Novosti reports the statement of the head of the Pentagon's intelligence department, Vincent Stewart.


            In the photo to the general, the stars are clearly shaking smile
        2. NIKNN
          NIKNN 10 February 2016 12: 34 New
          +2
          well if
          Head of U.S. Military Intelligence
          then yeah ... request
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 10 February 2016 10: 48 New
        +1
        Well, why so. There is simply no such purpose. While oil is controlled by ISIS, read amers. It will be under the Kurds, read amers. Where to rush.
    2. Cripple cross
      Cripple cross 10 February 2016 10: 27 New
      +5
      BTW - I hope the admins do not find this a gross violation.
      Everyone who is interested in knowing the state of affairs in Syria, Donbas, Iraq and so on. They can visit a good site http://militarymaps.info There online info is updated 24 hours a day. It is very convenient to evaluate the situation and compare with the news.
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 February 2016 10: 34 New
        +6
        Thanks for the info. On the topic: the United States is not going to destroy its brainchild and that's preparing public opinion.
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      3. Pereira
        Pereira 10 February 2016 11: 02 New
        0
        Thank. Made a bookmark, I will look.
    3. Vend
      Vend 10 February 2016 10: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: CrippleCross

      The USA cannot do anything ... except sponsorship of candy wrappers.
      Here you are wrong. The United States can also destroy nations, unleash wars, rob countries, buy presidents and chancellors, lie like a gray gelding, blame it on others, etc.
      1. Cripple cross
        Cripple cross 10 February 2016 10: 54 New
        0
        Quote: Wend
        Here you are wrong. Still the USA can

        I completely agree with you on this list.
        I meant that they can’t do anything useful and can’t solve serious problems, even if they want to. They are just enough for Destroy.
    4. Blondy
      Blondy 10 February 2016 12: 21 New
      0
      Do they (the States) need to take Mosul? The answer arises spaz - no, and for some reason in favor of "yes" offhand there is not a single argument. Apparently, under the leadership of the United States, the coalition will not take Mosul in the coming year either.
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  3. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 10 February 2016 10: 25 New
    +1
    As long as representatives of the United States and the Western coalition will "help", Mosul will remain ISIS.
  4. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 10 February 2016 10: 26 New
    +1
    If American aviation continues to bomb Iraqi waxes as soon as they are close to success, then absolutely no successes are expected. Everyone wants to live, even Iraqi troops.
  5. Appraiser
    Appraiser 10 February 2016 10: 26 New
    0
    Head of US Military Intelligence: Mosul is unlikely to be released this year!
    If you interfere (help ISIS) the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syria will not then release Mosul in the scheduled time ..... soldier
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 10 February 2016 11: 17 New
      0
      What are the deadlines - did you look at the map? Mosul is actually Iraq
  6. ohtsistem
    ohtsistem 10 February 2016 10: 27 New
    0
    Yes, they do not care about Mosul ... the longer they "fight" there, the more money they will cut!
  7. GRAY
    GRAY 10 February 2016 10: 28 New
    +1
    Where does such pessimism come from? More recently, they were planning to carry out a ground operation there almost led by Obama himself.
    "Manstein and nephews"
  8. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 10 February 2016 10: 28 New
    0
    I would also have said something else so that they fools began to destroy their own brainchild, if the Russian Federation and the Iraqi forces began to work together then Mosul would be released in a couple of months, although the Iraqis are still not Syrians.
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 10 February 2016 11: 21 New
      +1
      A couple of months? Caps flew) The Syrians, by the way, on the 5th month, with the support of the RF videoconferencing, only half-surrounded Aleppo. And then ISIS is stubborn and organized fanatics, much more persistent than the "green" in Syria
  9. Velizariy
    Velizariy 10 February 2016 10: 30 New
    +1
    Nothing is subtle with them ... They hold Masul, and if the Iraqi army tries to free him, nevertheless, this year, the coalition aviation will again deliver a "mistaken" strike on the Iraqis, as it has already happened. They need to prolong the existence of ISIS in every possible way, it has not yet played its role completely, it is too early to write off.
  10. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 10 February 2016 10: 40 New
    0
    So they were going to send their paratroopers to capture Mosul. Really change your mind?
  11. 3vs
    3vs 10 February 2016 10: 42 New
    0
    Well, if so, we must invite the tanned president to sponsor our VKS so that
    help Iraqi troops with a twinkle like in Syria ...
  12. A-Sim
    A-Sim 10 February 2016 10: 45 New
    0
    "... the capture of Mosul is a large-scale operation, this is not what I see in the next year or so," the general noted.
    Mosul is already captured. He will have to be released. But this is not in the plans of the Pentagon.
  13. triglav
    triglav 10 February 2016 11: 05 New
    +1
    What army - such and results. You must be able to fight. And the Americans have such knowledge? Now ours will sort it out in Syria and take up Iraq. And all these American coalitions need to be driven into the neck!
  14. semuil
    semuil 10 February 2016 11: 09 New
    0
    "Subtly" hinted to the Iraqi military that ISIS in Masoul is still useful this year.
  15. Stirbjorn
    Stirbjorn 10 February 2016 11: 27 New
    +1
    Neither the Iraqi Mosul, nor the Syrian Raqqa, can be taken by storm. The "blacks" will defend them to the last, all the more so - these are large residential areas where superiority in technology is leveled, and the resilience of the infantry comes to the fore. But with this, the caliphate have no problems, including many suicide bombers, which we do not see, for example, among the “greens” in Syria. And they will not scatter like the same Iraqis in Mosul, for stubborn fanatics. So leave all those bravura lines. The Caliphate has long turned into a serious enemy that cannot be destroyed with a couple of pokes. All these blitzkrieg plans, carving up the skin of a bear that has not been killed.
  16. pexotinec
    pexotinec 10 February 2016 11: 32 New
    0
    It's just that now they can only fight on maps and in offices.
  17. Papapg
    Papapg 10 February 2016 11: 36 New
    0
    US military intelligence chief: Mosul is unlikely to be released this year
    If they stop supplying Daesh and block the Turkish supply of weapons and ammunition, then the issue will be decided differently. There the Americans seem to have other tasks, it is not profitable for them to end this war, then they need to start another somewhere, although for them this is not a problem.
  18. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 10 February 2016 11: 51 New
    +2
    To paraphrase V. Vysotsky: "The American general is big, he knows better."
    . In my opinion, certainly not this year, ”said Stuart.
    You’re vaginabolas, gentlemen! As always and everywhere: think one thing, say another, mean the third. Business with you is more expensive.
  19. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 February 2016 12: 23 New
    0
    Operation to liberate Iraqi Mosul from militants hardly possible this year

    Given how you fight terrorism, Mosul’s release is unlikely to happen next year. Already sat quietly and kept silent fighters sucks.
  20. Wolka
    Wolka 10 February 2016 12: 32 New
    0
    it seems to me that the Yankees have obvious problems with the military planning of special operations, or are they only ready to fight with children, women and the elderly, and then only from the air ...
  21. bad
    bad 10 February 2016 12: 33 New
    0
    US military intelligence chief: Mosul is unlikely to be released this year
    ..of course, not all the tractors were bombed yet .. laughing
  22. kirieeleyson
    kirieeleyson 10 February 2016 12: 37 New
    0
    In the meantime, the CAA would be able to free the territory of the UAR, including Raqqa, this year, if the arteries of the supply of arms and medicines with food are blocked in two directions.
  23. Mercenary
    Mercenary 10 February 2016 15: 43 New
    0
    Yes, you call the French, they will quickly draw a victory, and if there is not enough color, they will take fresh photos from the General Staff of Russia (there is experience)! laughing
  24. hartlend
    hartlend 10 February 2016 19: 52 New
    0
    If the US aviation will bomb the army of liberators, then Mosul will be "daishevskiy" for a long time.