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Long-Presse / Baghdad
Assured US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, continuing US support for the Iraqi government in the quest to enhance the professional Iraqi military, while stressing moving towards Mosul after clearing Hit City (Daash) west of Anbar, pointed to the liberalization of 40% of the land that was under the control of the organization.
Kerry said during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill to discuss the State Budget of the United States for 2017, according to a statement of US foreign seen by (long-Presse), said that “the international coalition and cooperation with its partners in Iraq and the countries of the region through the exchange of intelligence and great efforts exerted by the army Iraqi, was able to achieve important achievements on the ground in Iraq, where he was liberated 40% of the territory that was controlled by (Daash) and are now moving toward the city of Hit, and then we are heading towards the city of Mosul, eventually. “
Kerry continued, “We have come a supply routes (Daash) between the city of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul,” noting that “the United States is assisting the Iraqi government in Baghdad in its quest to enhance the professional side in its security forces.”
It is noteworthy that the international coalition led by the United States, intensify raids on sites (Daash) in Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), to coincide with the continuing preparations for the liberation of the city.