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The US military is preparing the Iraqi army to storm the city of Mosul

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The administration of Iraqi Kurdistan reports that US military instructors are training the Iraqi army to assault the city of Mosul, which is under the control of the militants of the so-called Islamic State. The Iraqi military is being trained at a military base near the city of Makhmur (Kurdish province of Erbil). About the beginning of the American military base in Makhmur became known from the reportage of CNN. It is reported that more than 200 US Marines were sent to the base, as well as several long-range artillery units.


RIA News cites a fragment of a statement by a representative of the administration of Iraqi Kurdistan:
Territorially, the city of Makhmur belongs to Iraqi Kurdistan, but in agreement with the leadership of the Peshmerga (Kurdish militia), the Iraqi military is being trained at the base located there. American instructors are training Iraqis to storm the city of Mosul. It’s not quite correct to call it American, rather, it’s Iraqi, but there are a large number of American instructors on it.




Turkish News Agency Anadolu reports that the aircraft of the American coalition increased the number of attacks on the positions of Daesh (ISIS) in the Mosul area. In this case, Anadolu refers to the Iraqi General Nadjim al-Jaburi. The report says that the ISIS headquarters on the southern outskirts of Mosul was bombarded.
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  1. Giant thought
    Giant thought 21 March 2016 12: 56
    +5
    Here are just the quality of training by American instructors, even Arabs, even though Georgians have always raised big questions, perhaps this tradition will be preserved.
    1. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER 21 March 2016 12: 57
      +3
      But the quality of the preparation of revolutions and overthrows is beyond praise ....
      1. cniza
        cniza 21 March 2016 13: 15
        +3
        Quote: Giant thought
        Here are just the quality of training by American instructors, even Arabs, even though Georgians have always raised big questions, perhaps this tradition will be preserved.


        If the Kurds are cooked, then they are good warriors and one can make a combat-ready unit out of them.
    2. The black
      The black 21 March 2016 13: 02
      +8
      Yeah ... As if after their preparation it didn’t work out like the last time - when ISIS captured almost all the weapons delivered by the Americans ...
    3. Cat man null
      Cat man null 21 March 2016 13: 08
      -2
      Quote: Thought Giant
      Blah blah blah...

      ABOUT! Giant!! As always - niochem, but - the very first laughing
      1. DIVAN SOLDIER
        DIVAN SOLDIER 21 March 2016 13: 22
        +1
        You just don't have "blank comments")))
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 21 March 2016 14: 27
          +2
          Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
          You just don't have "blank comments")))

          Duc .. and really - no .. I come up with them, with my head .. I hope laughing
          1. Ruslan67
            Ruslan67 21 March 2016 14: 31
            +2
            Quote: Cat Man Null
            I invent them, with my head .. I hope

            Somehow insecure recourse laughing
            1. Cat man null
              Cat man null 21 March 2016 20: 28
              +1
              Quote: Ruslan67
              Somehow insecure

              This is a disguise repeat
    4. Blondy
      Blondy 21 March 2016 13: 20
      +1
      The most frequently used words in military affairs among our "partners" in the Middle East: ready, preparing, preparing.
  2. Taygerus
    Taygerus 21 March 2016 13: 04
    +1
    taught how ISIS weapons to transmit quietly
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 21 March 2016 13: 07
    0
    taking Mosul will take a very, very long time, despite the successful American air operations in Iraq. Almost a year ago, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that it was preparing an operation to storm Mosul, which would begin in five weeks. It was assumed that 20-25 thousand fighters of the Iraqi and Kurdish forces trained by Western instructors would take part in it. But the estimated number of defenders of Mosul from "IS" was determined at 1000-2000 people. The difference in power balance is enormous, but the operation is still stalled.


    http://www.centrasia.ru/newsA.php?st=1453722840
  4. vanavatny
    vanavatny 21 March 2016 13: 16
    0
    and how many barmaley then in Mosul? I believe that the Iraqis will cope, despite the fact that they are being prepared by the light elves themselves (although who did it help when?)
  5. Nix1986
    Nix1986 21 March 2016 13: 18
    +1
    I am interested in such a question, the Iraqi army has a lot of our weapons, something has remained from the old days, something was bought recently (it’s not just about Kalash, armored vehicles, helicopters). How the Yankees are going to train Iraqi soldiers when half of the weapons they are not familiar with, it’s not that different, not even the NATO standard. It’s clear that a lot of things are similar, but it’s the same as an instructor who has been driving a BMW 3 all her life and will teach me how cool it is to steer a Kruzak.
    1. VP
      VP 21 March 2016 13: 23
      +1
      Judging by the fact that they are training proto-pats on Yavorsky, they don’t need weapons, they are training sledgehammers to knock doors out during sweeps and provide first aid.
      And the results of an attempt to conduct military training are now being considered in the Senate - a hundred million spent on five trained people aroused serious respect among experienced Washington guys. laughing
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 March 2016 13: 18
    +1
    Something the Americans were too busy. Obviously, Russian laurels do not give rest.
    1. cap
      cap 21 March 2016 16: 01
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Something the Americans were too busy. Obviously, Russian laurels do not give rest.


      Hollywood has not yet provided the scenario for this grand victory led by the gallant Americans.
      We’ll probably see a movie faster than the start of hostilities laughing .
  7. VP
    VP 21 March 2016 13: 26
    +2
    Quote: Nix1986
    It’s clear that a lot of things are similar, but it’s the same as an instructor who has been driving a BMW 3 all her life and will teach me how cool it is to steer a cruzak.

    Mid 90s. A friend is studying law. Dialogue with the instructor in his retelling
    - Well, why are you pulling the steering wheel like that, not on the tractor for leverage! Did you go before?
    - Well, just behind the levers and had to go earlier, to BMD
    silence then
    - Well, I did not go to the BMW but I know what the steering wheel is!
  8. Hooks
    Hooks 21 March 2016 13: 58
    +1
    It’s a pity the Iraqi fighters will be substituted by their striped instructors.
    What did they come up with new, except to bomb everything in the dust first. And because of the aborigines they will not be particularly spent.
  9. Nix1986
    Nix1986 21 March 2016 14: 10
    +1
    Quote: VP
    Judging by the fact that they are training proto-pats on Yavorsky, they don’t need weapons, they are training sledgehammers to knock doors out during sweeps and provide first aid.
    And the results of an attempt to conduct military training are now being considered in the Senate - a hundred million spent on five trained people aroused serious respect among experienced Washington guys. laughing

    By the way, as far as can be judged from past experience, the training of the army of third countries is mainly given to the release of some kind of large PMCs, the same academies. Moreover, in Iraq, PMCs are tight. It's strange that the army team has now decided to take up training. Although in Iraq everything is mixed up. Either the Yankees say PMCs by themselves, the army by itself - "I am not me, the cow is not mine." Just like in the case of the Fallujah PMCs are our guys, and the Marines will take revenge. Double standards however.
  10. vair
    vair 21 March 2016 15: 19
    +1
    Quote: Giant thought
    Here are just the quality of training by American instructors, even Arabs, even though Georgians have always raised big questions, perhaps this tradition will be preserved.

    I won’t understand what they can teach, if they themselves can’t do anything in land operations without first burning the territory.