Hundreds of US soldiers arrive in Qayyarah in preparation for the start of the battle
Hundreds of US soldiers arrive in Qayyarah in preparation for the start of the battle of Mosul
2016-09-17 18:11:00 | (Voice of Iraq) - Nineveh
US military officials revealed on Saturday, the arrival of hundreds of American soldiers to Qayyarah base, to provide logistical support to Iraqi forces in the liberation of Mosul operations, Nineveh province, (405 km north of Baghdad), and pointed out a plan to rehabilitate the base and used by aircraft Alliance, and as predicted the start of operations and the launching of the zero hour, over the next month, and described them as "hard", drew out that current estimates suggest that there are about four thousand five hundred element of the organization (Daesh), within the city.
He said US military officials, in a press statement, said that "hundreds of American soldiers have arrived in Qayyarah base south of Mosul in support of Iraqi forces in the liberation of Mosul operations," pointing to " the imminent launch major assault to regain the city of Mosul might be next month."
He said the officials, " The main task of US troops stationed in Qayyarah base will focus on providing logistical support and equipment to Iraqi forces in their offensive to liberate Mosul," pointing to "the existence of the efforts to rehabilitate the base to be able to US aircraft and other coalition countries to build on them to the proximity of Mosul , which tactically important a factor in the battle. "
Officials noted, that " the great attack to liberate Mosul date may begin as early as the month of October next first", arguing that " the battle will be the fact that tough that (Daesh) and since 2014 worked to create defensive shields and drilling locations," expecting "the existence of between three thousand to 4,500 fighters of the organization within the city. "
The Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, announced, in (25 August 2016), edited hand Qayyarah and surrounding areas, from the control of the organization (Daesh), and promised an "important step on the road to liberalization of Mosul.