Barzani: the attack on Mosul plans in place, and may begin next month [Extended]

2016/9/9 20:40

[Oan- follow-up]

President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, said, on Friday, the military plans to restore Mosul of al Daesh, ready and that will probably restore the city before the end of the year 2016.

Barzani said in a television interview with [France 24], that the army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces will implement the attack with the support of the coalition led by the United States but not yet the role of the armed factions, pro-government determined.

He added without elaborating: "There were multiple meetings between the leaders of the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army leaders finally agreed on a military plan and the role of each party."

Barzani pointed to, that the timing of the attack on Mosul, which lies 360 kilometers north of Baghdad, has not yet been determined although Iraqi leaders said the attack could begin by late October at the earliest.

Since then, the peshmerga forces entrenched on the eastern and northern outskirts of the city while the Iraqi forces made retrained to Qayyarah, 60 km south of Mosul last month.

Barzani said he has not yet been given the role of the popular crowd and national crowd] led by the governor of Nineveh article Liberation of Iraq accused the fall of Mosul, which has pledged to participate in the attack.

"The popular crowd or national crowd, the subject of this there must be an understanding between these forces and the inhabitants of Mosul area, which currently does not exist, yet it does not exist, but it is necessary to find an understanding and agree on the role of each party."

Asked whether the possible restoration of the city before the end of 2016 the region's president, "said possible but as I must prepare for the post of Mosul."

And "for us is very important that there should be a definite guarantees so that this tragedy will not be repeated in the future, we must agree with Baghdad and with the people of the region as well, how to ensure non-recurrence of what happened?".