Battle of Mosul – Timing and Resolution


Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf

Adviser to the European Center for Combating Terrorism

At the start of the battles of Anbar and after the recovery of Fallujah, our armed forces launched rapid attacks by the 9th Armored Division and the Second Command for the fight against terrorism and was able, just ten days after the destruction of a series of defenses advocated extended from the north of Salah al-Din to the entrance of Qayara and the goal is to restore the base Qayyarah to be one of the most important support rules And to support our forces in the battle of Mosul, and managed our forces to achieve their goals at a record speed and the depth of progress has reached 120 km.

This achievement was an important pressure paper for the liberation of the military decision and the possibility of dispensing with the cleansing of the left coast as a first stage and pushing a push towards the Peshmerga and forcing it to engage in unbalanced battles.

So after this achievement was opened all the ports from the Kurdistan region to start operations from the left coast and the decision was right hundred percent .. Why?

Arbil is an Iraqi city and the opening of the front by pressure on the urging and forcing him to fight towards the Peshmerga is wrong because it was a deliberate act to cause a defect through a federal military operation. A huddle in the western region because of its main presence will provide the possibility of destroying its strength and its extension in western Mosul and make operations connected Without interruption to the organization of Nineveh and its dependencies.

While waiting for the process of tenderness under the pretext of depletion calling for the dispatch of fighters from Mosul to support its operations in the city.

This subject is not based on any facts because he is a supporter of fighters and a human reservoir in the south and north of the province can use them without being overloaded Mosul did not notice the support of operations in this direction, especially as the crowd controls the roads west of the desert and created a system of roads and berms and trenches that hinder movement.

The decision of the commander-in-chief was based on the gradation and the possibilities of the success of the process and the mobilization of resources, which managed to destroy more than 90% of the strength of the first time and the greatest strength and capacity is exhausted by the processes in which our capabilities were working efficiently.

The analysis we have read is certainly a personal opinion based on the analyst’s view, and despite our great respect for our senior analysts.

This does not mean not to disagree with them sometimes, because everyone knows that the decision of the commander-in-chief is not an individual because it depends first and foremost on plans that are being prepared by the military leaders and presented to the commander-in-chief to consider approving them after they are satisfied with the possibilities and prevent gaps and fill them and increase support and reserve.

It is not fair to look at the success and failure of the battles or the delay in it as the manufacture of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces because we will mislead public opinion and be part of a political machine that harms the army and other forces and sacrifices and make the truth in the wind.


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