Othman Al-Mukhtar 29 May 2017
The process of ending the existence of a “preacher” in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city after Baghdad, cost more than 30,000 civilians dead and wounded, mostly women and children who fell during the last eight months of the battle, which began on October 17 last year , As well as hundreds of violations recorded by international and local organizations. A situation that Baghdad is trying to ignore and avoids declaring the horrendous toll of civilian casualties, just as it is careful to cover up the number of losses of the army and other regular forces and the “popular crowd” militias that exceeded 20,000 dead and wounded, Of which the municipality of Mosul has more than 50 billion dollars.
Military officials in Baghdad and Mosul told the “New Arab” that only three neighborhoods are still under the control of the organization, namely the healing and Bab Sinjar and the Old City, the same neighborhoods that have been fighting on its outskirts since yesterday morning, in conjunction with the American and missile bombing carried out by the army forces Iraq. Iraqi officials estimate that there are more than 125,000 civilians in al-Shifa, Bab Sinjar and the Old City. They are forced to travel with him wherever he goes. In Tiktik, he aims to prevent the targeting of his caravans and vehicles, or to use these civilians as human shields. About or strength. Colonel Majid al-Hayani said in an interview with the “New Arab”: “We fear that the battle ends with another massacre, the number of civilians is large and the area in which they are very small, and the organization will not give up and no signs of it, so far,” noting that ” The liberation of those small neighborhoods in just two days, but the stumbling block is tens of thousands of people in them. “
For his part, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Brigadier General Yahya al-Zubaidi, told the “new Arab” that “militarily the city is under full control, the neighborhoods in which besieged besieged besieged, and members of the organization have become ineffective in it,” stressing That “the battle is in its final chapter after about 8 months from the beginning.” The commander of military operations in Nineveh, Major General Najm al-Jubouri, was in contact with the “new Arab” to resolve the battle “within a few days.” Jubouri added that “progresscontinues amid the decline of members of the Daash , and if progress continues in the three neighborhoods , the announcement of the liberation of Mosul in full will be in a few days.”
In fact, he has “preached” what he called “the womb of the caliphate”. Only 4 percent of his control in Mosul continues to decline, and his voice, which for the past few months has not stopped, has actually stopped, Which was broadcast from inside Mosul. “We were buried and they did not know that we were just seeds … We are proud that five thousand soldiers of the Islamic state stood up eight months before the armies of five major countries,” the statement said. The statement appeared to be thin according to local sources, which confirms that the broadcasters either killed or withdrew from their positions and left only the suicide bombers and the so-called gangs.
The captain in the sixteenth division of the army, the phone Hussein, “The current use of suicide bombers heavily to impede progress and to cause losses in our ranks.” He added in an interview with the “New Arab” that “suicide bombers on two types, some of them explosive belts and come out of an unexpected place and embrace the soldiers and detonate himself, and the second car bombs hidden inside the houses and suddenly emerged on the troops entering the alley or street, That “the weapon of sniping is also effective in the organization, and these lines precede direct confrontation with members of the organization.”
For his part, said a member of the Council of Mosul (local government) Hossam Alabbar, the “new Arab”, that the organization takes the people in the three neighborhoods as human shields. He added that “the issue of parents is a very difficult node and if it is avoided, the liberation will be in two days, but any excessive force means massacre, if not several massacres.”
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Abadi will personally announce the liberation of Mosul and begin preparations to celebrate the occasion
An Iraqi official in Baghdad told the “new Arab” to begin preparations for the celebration of the liberation of Mosul, in an apparent attempt by Abadi to deliver the achievement in his favor by announcing a statement to liberate the city in person, contrary to other data announced by the Ministry of Defense in the past years. The preparations will be held in Baghdad and a number of southern provinces in conjunction with the arrival of Abbadi to Mosul, which will be announced liberation statement.
The first step of the government after the announcement of the liberation of the city is to call for the reconstruction conference agreed with the Kuwaiti side to be under his supervision, according to government sources in Baghdad, confirmed that any political steps with the Kurds or Sunni forces on the territory of Mosul, The military rule of Nineveh province will not be raised because of the continuing fighting in the island, the Ba’ja and the western parts of Nineveh. Iraqi media quoted officials in the Cabinet as saying that the government had abolished the system of alternative government departments for Nineveh province and formed a committee to follow up the immediate return of those departments to the city of Mosul.
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