400 US troops arrive in Iraq in preparation for the battle of Mosul

09/09/2016 12:47

Long-Presse / Baghdad

US forces in Iraq announced on Friday the arrival of 400 soldiers over the past week, in preparation for the battle to liberate Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), from the control of the organization (Daesh).

Chief spokesman of US forces in Iraq, Lt. Col. John Dorian said in a press statement transfer site (Military Times) American, and I followed (the long-Presse), said that "additional force of 400 US troops have been sent to Iraq over the past week," noting that "preparations are underway now expected to launch an attack on the city of Mosul, expected to occur in the fall of this year 2016 ".

He said Dorian, that "there is considerable work going on now to create the conditions, including logistical matters required details to proceed with liberalization processes Mosul, after which we will continue to crush the enemy, including air strikes and artillery shelling."

For his part, American military officials revealed that "the number stationed in Iraq, US forces now risen to 4,400 troops after it had been up to 3,900 troops only during the last week."

The United States announced on Saturday (August 6, 2016), its intention to send 400 additional troops to Iraq during the current year 2016, while confirming that this number is among Al560 soldier who US President Barack Obama agreed to send to Iraq.

The Minister of Defense Ashton Carter, on Monday (11 July 2016), a decision by President Barack Obama to send 560 soldiers, and revealed that the new force tasks will include reconstruction of Qayyarah base and provide "exceptional capabilities to drive edit city of Mosul," as he emphasized that the force will include engineers and elements logistical support and other military factions.

The organization (Daesh) took over the city of Mosul, Nineveh province, (405 km north of Baghdad), in (the tenth of June 2014), before extending his terrorist activities for many other areas of Iraq and is committed where "many violations" promised local and global points of "crimes against humanity and genocide."