Petraeus: Iraqi counter-terrorism forces, the strongest in the Middle East


 


8/3/2017 0:00

BAGHDAD / Sabah
described the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gen. David Petraeus, a counter – Iraqi terrorism as « the most powerful special forces in the Middle East , » he said , adding that the Iraqis did not fall into the «mistakes» Syrian President Bashar al – Assad, as he put it .
He said in a statement on Tuesday: that « the Iraqis did not fall into the Syrian President Bashar al – Assad errors during the battles».
He added that « the Iraqis have succeeded in reducing the number of civilian casualties and the extent of destruction through the restoration of their areas from the grip of theorganization« Daesh »battles and this is what distinguishes them from Bashar al- Assad ,who caused the destruction of a large part of Syria , » he says.
US general described the Iraqi Anti Terrorism Service as « the most powerful special forces in the Middle East», adding that « the prime minister Haidar al – Abbadi was right when he said that anti – terrorist units in his country is the strongest in the region, which is at least in terms of the size of losses in battles».
Petraeus said, «I know the city of Mosul well because I lived in when I was thecommander of Division 101 , which entered Nineveh province in 2003».
He pointed out that «must be combing buildings and neighborhoods successively so that the enemy does not come back from behind, unlike what is happening in Syria, and in theend, Iraqis will prevail on the « Daesh »in
Mosul».
US general and continued to »organize« Daesh »got two years to prepare for thedefense of the city In order dig tunnels and traps published in homes and they have drones and snipers, but it was the way the Iraqis to overcome this situation
banner».

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