Thursday, October 13, 2016

Disgusting beyond belief! Liberating Mosul Iraq’s Biggest Fight, Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, WTF!

Disgusting beyond belief! Liberating Mosul Iraq’s Biggest Fight, Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, WTF!
Disgusting beyond belief! Liberating Mosul Iraq’s Biggest Fight, Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, WTF!

Liberating Mosul Will Be Iraq's Biggest Fight, OIR Spokesman Says

Department of Defense - ‎14 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 — The size of Iraq's second-largest city will make the liberation ofMosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's two-year grip the largest mission Iraqi security forces have yet undertaken against the enemy, the ...
 

US tries to defuse Iraq-Turkey war of words over Mosul

Al-Arabiya - ‎21 hours ago‎
As Turkey and Iraq traded insults over the Turkish troop presence outside Mosul on Tuesday, the United States urged its allies to resolve the spat before a major offensive on the city. Iraq is preparing to fight to liberate Mosul from ISIS with support ...
 

Sparks fly between Turkey, Iraq as battle looms to oust ISIL from Mosul

USA TODAY - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
The disagreement is about 2,000 Turkish troops based at a camp named Bashiqa in northern Iraq, where Turkey has been training Sunni Muslim Iraqi Arabs and Kurdish Perhmerga forces for a role in liberating Mosul. Thousands of Islamic State fighters have ...
 

Mosul's liberation must be the priority

gulfnews.com - ‎21 hours ago‎
The exchange has seen Erdogan taunt Al Abadi and advise him to “know his place”, while Al Abadi has responded, saying that Mosul will be liberated by men and not over Skype — a less-than-veiled reference to the failed summer coup where the Turkish ...
 

Turkey warns against sectarian tensions, refugee influx if Mosul offensive not managed strategically

Daily Sabah - ‎16 hours ago‎
With the date of operation to liberate Iraq's Mosul from Daish terrorists nearing, Ankara continues to reiterate the danger of a sectarian clash among ethnic and religious groups in the region along with a humanitarian crisis due to the influx of ...
 

Turkey's options: Operation Euphrates Shield or the Mosul Battle

Middle East Monitor - ‎Oct 12, 2016‎
However, the US-Russian dispute over the ceasefire has delayed the Al-Raqqah battle and pushed forward the liberation of Mosul as the priority of the international alliance, led by Washington. This is at the heart of the tension between Baghdad and Ankara.
 

Mosul Battle Imminent? Nearly All Iraqi Brigades Have Finished Coalition Training

PJ Media - ‎15 hours ago‎
Turkey says it wants to participate in the operation to liberate Mosul, but the Iraqi government doesn't want them taking part in the operation. The PKK has also said it wants to take part. The U.S. is "not making any plans to change the plan" as a ...
 

Mosul close to liberation from IS -- coalition

Kuwait News Agency - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are close to liberating the city of Mosul, said the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS). "Nearly all of the 12 Iraqi brigades the coalition is training have completed their ...
 

International Forces in Upcoming Campaign to Liberate Mosul

Imperial Valley News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Washington, DC - Recent media reports have speculated on the role that international forces will play in the Iraqi operation to liberate Mosul. As we have repeatedly made clear, the United States supports Iraqi unity and sovereignty. To that end, we ...
 

Removing ISIS from Mosul will take time: Coalition official

ARA News - ‎6 hours ago‎
“The liberation of Mosul is a very important task, but there's still going to be quite a bit of work to be done after that in reestablishing stability in Mosul, in pushing Daesh out of all the other areas of the country where they have a significant ...
 

Iraqi PM slams Turkey's Mosul incursion, mocks Erdogan with 'video call' jibe

RT - ‎17 hours ago‎
Earlier on Tuesday, Erdogan said that Turkish forces must take part in the much-anticipated operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul, currently held by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. The Turkish leader then drove his point home ...
 

Islamic State Isolating Mosul ahead of Imminent Liberation Operation

Latin American Herald Tribune - ‎Oct 10, 2016‎
Security minister for Niniveh province Mohamed al-Bayati told EFE that citizens who do not comply with the communication ban in Mosul could face the death penalty and that internet use was only possible under IS observation in few designated places in ...
 

Turkey's Demands Complicate Battle Plan to Retake Mosul From Islamic State

Wall Street Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
Plans for a pivotal offensive to uproot Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul are running into unexpected complications from Turkey, which is pressing the U.S. and Iraq to incorporate its allies into the battle's fighting force. Ankara's demands ...
 

Iraqi PM responds to Erdogan: We are determined to liberate our land

ARA News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that Iraq will liberate Mosul through action, not by video calls, responding to comments by the Turkish President. “The Iraqi prime minister is insulting me. First, know your ...
 

UK's Mideast minister says Coalition will not support 'certain Shia militia units' in Mosul offensive

Rudaw - ‎19 hours ago‎
“The coalition goal is to liberate Mosul by expelling Daesh (ISIS) in a way that minimizes the humanitarian impact, civilian casualties and human rights abuses and violations,” Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East and Africa at Britain's ...
 

Erdogan Rebukes Iraqi Prime Minister, Vows to Join Mosul Fight

BloombergQuint - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
Liberating Mosul is a key strategic and symbolic goal for Iraq and the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State: It was the first major Iraqi city claimed by the group and it's where its leader declared his so-called caliphate. A defeat of the ...
 

Battle for Mosul: A row between Turkey and Iraq could derail the offensive

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Usually it's Western states that bear the brunt of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's anger, with tirades about their alleged support for terrorism, interference in Turkish affairs, or love of gold and cheap labour in the Muslim world. But this week, his target ...
 

US Trying To Prevent War Between Iraq And Turkey As Erdogan Pours Oil On The Flames

Western Journalism - ‎13 hours ago‎
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday that any coalition to liberate Mosulfrom Islamic State rule must include Turkish forces and vowed to repeat what he did in Syria in August when the Turkish army intervened in the Syrian war and ...
 

Turks blame US, Iran for encouraging Baghdad against Ankara

Al-Monitor - ‎18 hours ago‎
The reason why nationalist Turks are overly sensitive about Mosul is that the “Turkish National Pact,” as defined by those prosecuting the war of liberation during 1919-1922, included Mosulwithin Turkey's borders. They believe Turkey was cheated out ...
 

As offensive nears, Islamic State rigs Mosul with bombs

Reuters - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
The militants have recently lost control of the Iraqi cities of Falluja and Ramadi and are threatening to execute anyone discussing "liberation" in Mosul, according to residents and Sunni militia forces who spoke to relatives there. One resident said ...
 

Iraqi PM rejects Turkish claim to take part in Mosul campaign

Military Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
"We will liberate our land through the determination of our men and not by video calls," Haider al-Abadi said late Tuesday night on his Twitter account, mocking the Turkish president's nationally broadcast video call to a TV journalist amid a failed ...
 

Erdogan: Iraqi PM 'Not on My Level,' 'The Turkish Military Will Enter Mosul'

Breitbart News - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted on Tuesday that Turkey's infantry will participate in the liberation of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from the Islamic State, despite repeated demands by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that ...
 

Iraqi PM Rejects Turkish Claim on Mosul Campaign

New York Times - ‎Oct 12, 2016‎
BAGHDAD — Tensions between Turkey and Iraq continued to escalate Wednesday as Iraq's prime minister rejected Turkish claims that their forces must be included in an operation to retake the militant-held city of Mosul. "We will liberate our land ...
 

Is Turkey moving towards regional isolation again?

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎13 hours ago‎
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan clearly hoped for a new direction in foreign policy when he fired Ahmet Davutoğlu and replaced him with Binali Yıldırım as Prime Minister. He hoped that this would end the international isolation that Davutoğlu's policies ...
 

Pentagon says fierce Iraq-Turkey feud won't hinder key Islamic State battle

Washington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
“Planning for the liberation of Mosul continues,” Dorrian told reporters in a briefing at the Pentagon. “We're a military organization, and we stay focused on military tasks. So, all the strikes that we've been doing, all the training we've been doing ...
 

Turkey expresses determination to support Mosul operation, stresses importance of demographics

Daily Sabah - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
As preparations for the Mosul offensive to liberate the Iraqi city from Daish intensify, Turkish leaders express their determination to fight against terrorism and highlight that Turkey will participate in the Mosul operation in Iraq as well as ...
 

Adabi trades jibes with Erdogan in row over Mosul

Morning Star Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
THE row between Iraq and Turkey over the looming liberation of the city of Mosul from Islamic State (Isis) continues to escalate. On Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi blasted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Twitter over his ...
 

Turkey is crashing the party in Iraq and Syria

Rudaw - ‎4 hours ago‎
Turkey seems very intent on crashing the party to liberate Mosul and Raqqa. Turkish troops surprised the United States and others when they suddenly stormed into Syria two months ago. In Iraq most of the smaller Kurdish kids seem a bit too cautious to ...
 

Pentagon says Islamic State fortifying Mosul

Chicago Tribune - ‎Oct 12, 2016‎
"We are not your enemy and we will liberate our land through the determination of our men," al-Abadi replied on Twitter. Sending troops to the Mosul fight would be the second time in as many months that Turkey has put its NATO ally, the U.S., in an ...
 

Fragile alliance against Islamic State frays as Turkish president scolds Iraqi leader: 'You are not my equal'

Los Angeles Times - ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
Abadi, fearing a backroom deal between Ankara and Iraqi Kurds that would result in Kurdish dominance over Mosul, has rejected any role for Turkish troops in the upcoming campaign. The Iraqi government, with Iran behind it, wants to reassert its rule ...

No comments: