Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iraq

Iraqi commander: Troops getting ready for Mosul operation

By Rudaw 12/6/2015
“The forces that have been prepared for the Mosul operation have been trained and they will be equipped with advanced weapons during the assault,” Photo: AFP
“The forces that have been prepared for the Mosul operation have been trained and they will be equipped with advanced weapons during the assault,” Photo: AFP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Iraqi commander of the Nineveh Operations Lieutenant General Najim al-Jibouri said Thursday that special forces are being concentrated north of Baghdad for the liberation of Mosul.

Al-Jibouri told Rudaw that units from the 15th and 16th divisions of the Iraqi army, federal police and the Golden brigade are gearing up north of the capital for the operation.

“These forces are concentrated near Baiji and elsewhere and this step is part of a major plan drawn for the retaking of the city of Mosul,” he said.

Lt Gen. al-Jibouri said that the operation will be launched in conjunction with an intensive air campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) positions by coalition fighter jets.

Mosul has been under ISIS control since June 2014 when militants attacked the city from Syria and routed the Iraqi army from the province.

“The forces that have been prepared for the Mosul operation have been trained and they will be equipped with advanced weapons during the assault,” said al-Jibouri.

Lt Gen. al-Jibouri’s statement came a day after US President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of 450 additional forces to train the Iraqi army and Sunni forces in the war against ISIS.

Comments

 
Data pager
Previous
12
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
Roj | 12/6/2015
Yeah sure! I like to see them marching on Mosul. I bet they'll run back before Daesh even fires on them.
| 12/6/2015
It is about time!
Baban | 12/6/2015
what amaze me is all these large quantities of weapons they can gear up conscripts and militias and newly trained divisions, and yet srare they are short on weapons to send them up north. I guess gearing up an army like the peshmerga is very dangerous for them.
Fred Parhead | 12/6/2015
I wonder how many peshmerga will stand around and wait until USA bombs ISIS before shooting stragglers in the back and claiming victory. Say what you want about the pathetic Iraqi Army, they died at Mosul before running. The peshis in the Nineveh Plains and Sinjar...just ran..leaving the Assyrians and Yezidis in the hands of ISIS
Zawa@kurditan.ku | 12/6/2015
we all know the iraqi army are cowards, willing to give there advanced weapons to ISIS. Why not give those advanced weapons to an army who you know's how to use it?

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Hama | 4/18/2019 3:36:48 PM
Let's not talk about this. Let's talk about Fortnite corrupting our youth instead. This is the mentality of brain-dead parliamentarians in Iraq...
In Iraq, tribal traditions rob women, girls of rights
| 17 hours ago | (1)
Hama | 4/18/2019 1:00:22 PM
Shia savages torturing sunnis into false confessions. Nothing new and this is just the tip of the iceberg. This is why Kurdish groups and authorities...
pre-Boomer Marine brat | 4/18/2019 1:02:53 PM
Where was HRW when ISIS was burning people to death?
Mosul prison using torture to extract ISIS affiliation confessions: HRW
| 10 hours ago | (2)
Kurd | 4/18/2019 5:28:55 AM
Another episode of enemies of Kurdis unting against them, but Kurds seem to never united in the face of the multitude of enemies.
TakeACue | 4/18/2019 12:49:07 PM
What is so wrong about neighboring countries visiting and collaborating? It is stupid to assume that just cause some other power wants them to be at...
Iran FM wraps up ‘successful’ trip to Syria, Turkey
| yesterday at 09:57 | (3)
kop | 4/17/2019 10:12:31 PM
as an Iranian Kurd, I should tell more Iraqis distance themselves from iran, the better. Iran is a poor bully. and only interested in Iraqi USD...
Jay | 4/18/2019 10:55:39 AM
What is it with Abdul, just visiting rogue states and dictators, what happened to other Iraqi friends!
‘Brotherly countries’ Iraq, Saudi Arabia ink 13 deals
| yesterday at 11:05 | (4)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Istanbul’s new mayor vows to ‘eradicate partisanship’ 5 hours ago |

Istanbul’s new mayor vows to ‘eradicate partisanship’

I want to be the most democratic, innovative more
Mosul prison using torture to extract ISIS affiliation confessions: HRW 10 hours ago | (2)

Mosul prison using torture to extract ISIS affiliation confessions: HRW

“What will it take for the authorities to take more
Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats ‘militants’ 14 hours ago |

Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats ‘militants’

"Our job is to keep the Iraqi security forces more
0.516 seconds