Defense Minister receives Austin ended his duties and says Mosul liberate Iraqi Iyad

0:07, February 26, 2016

BAGHDAD - Security - opinion -
Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi met in his office on Thursday evening, the commander of US Central region, Gen. Lloyd Austin, marking the end of his duties, and stressed that "Mosul, Iraq will be freed without hands."
A statement by the Ministry of Defense received (international opinion) a copy of the day, "it was during the meeting transferred to congratulate the American government and the Iraqi army on the occasion of victories in Ramadi, praising the development of Iraqi forces, performance and achieved victories over the terrorist groups in all breakers operations."
The statement said that "al-Obeidi, thanked Gen. Austin, for his support and the assignment of training and armament as well as in air strikes to the Iraqi armed forces, which certainly had a major impact on their performance in achieving this victory, as the defense minister and military commanders made a stand on the conduct of military operations in all breakers operations, especially Alasthoudarat ongoing operations begin editing Nineveh. "
Obeidi expressed thanks and high appreciation to General Austin, who is this recent visit to mark the end of his mission in Iraq, stressing that Mosul will be liberated and that the hands that Iraqi terrorist groups have begun to fully collapse, and that the will of the people and the army in the elimination of these totals.
The statement concluded that "Gen. Austin thanked in turn, the defense minister and military commanders for good hospitality and reception date them that he will come to Iraq as a guest, especially to the province of Mosul after its liberation by the Iraqi forces to offer his own congratulations and blessings on this occasion, this was the meeting was attended by US Ambassador Stuart Jones and senior commanders and officers from both Ganpin.anthy