US General John Allen, the international coalition coordinator said to eliminate the organization of the Islamic State Monday that a ground offensive was imminent range will begin soon in Iraq against al “Daash” backed by the coalition, which includes 62 state forces.
Allen said in an interview with the official Jordanian news agency broadcast in Arabic and English that “the counter-attack and wide on the ground will begin soon.”
“In the coming weeks, when Iraqi forces begin ground campaign for the restoration of Iraq and coalition forces will provide backing for it.”
He explained, “We have created a four camps in Anbar, and coronary and Basmaja, and Erbil, where coalition forces provide training to Iraqi forces, which will become part of the forces that are counter-attack.”
He noted that “in each of these camps there, US and Australian and the Danes and the Brazilian and Portuguese people and Naozlndion and Spainon and Italians and Germans and Belgians and Dutch, and the coalition forces them to train Iraqi forces.”
“The amount of aid in this area (military) totaled $ 1.6 billion as we equip 12 brigades, and these things we Ptsraaha, and we want that the Iraqi forces to control the situation inside Iraq.”
He said Allen, “Our strategy is based on Daash defeat,” adding that “Daash seeks to find the impression of herself as organizing invincible.”
“The Daash is not an Islamic state (…) call Daash must be as well.”
He said, “We will review the elements of this strategy is always, as we call operational environment, is always going to look at the elements of this strategy is to optimize the use of our resources and our ability to achieve our strategic objectives.”
According to the US General, “the system (the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri) al-Maliki sapped a lot of the capabilities of Iraq, and replaced Kiedt security forces of Iraq and lost a lot of equipment, which led to the collapse.”
He stressed that the United States is supporting Sunni tribes in Iraq to participate operations, said, “We are now supporting the Iraqi tribes, I was there and I saw young Iraqis US special forces are training the tribes who began working actively against Daash as they did against al Qaeda, especially in Anbar.”
US general said he would travel to Asia soon “to expand international participation in the alliance,” which he said includes 62 countries.
Coalition against the Islamic state led by the United States and includes many of the Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and Jordan, who waging air strikes in Syria since September / September
Allen said he would meet during his visit to Amman, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, said that “the King said in Washington that Jordan is interested to do more to fight Daash.”
Gen. Allen and gained fame in Iraq, where he was leading the US forces in the west of the country between 2006 and 2008 was the day managed to weave relations with Sunni tribal leaders allowed later to form the Awakening that fought al-Qaida and was able to finally take him out of the Sunni areas that were considered a stronghold him.
Iraqi forces have been battling to regain land seized by “Aldaash” organization in the north and west of the capital last June.
There were fears at the start of the capital itself subjected to attacks by Aljhadian.ala Iraqi forces regained control of a large section of land with the support of Shiite militias and Sunni tribes and air strikes US.
In the north, Iraq’s Kurdistan forces are making progress against the jihadist organization and has been observed evidence of atrocities committed by the organization, most likely in areas that have been restored to control.
He said US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday that the international coalition that is fighting against al “Aldaash” in Iraq and Syria began to recover controlled areas and depriving them of their main sources of funding, denouncing the “new level of degeneration” of the organization.
Kerry said in front of global security conference in Munich that the battle will be long, confirming the presence of indicators of the success of the strategy.
Kerry said at the conference that since August 2000 coalition launched an air raid, and said it helped to “restore five size of the area that was under their control.”
Kerry did not specify whether that was restored land in Iraq or in Syria, but added that the coalition “insurgents deprived of the use of 200 oil and gas facilities and blocked .. .. Trutpethm leadership and put pressure on their finances and distracted their ingredients.”