British newspaper: Mosul battle kicks off next week

2016/10/9 10:02

[Oan- follow-up]

British newspaper predicted, that kicks off the battle to liberate the city of Mosul next week.

According to the Sunday Times report on the preparations for the expulsion of terrorists Daesh of Mosul, according to the newspaper, it is expected the start of the Battle of Mosul, the long-awaited, next week, as "US President Barack Obama wants to draw a decisive blow to Daesh before he leaves office in January." .

The report spoke of concerns about a "humanitarian catastrophe" prospective, "as the organization of militants dug trenches and minefields processing and poured oil in the water channels to light fires around the city where there are a million people.

The newspaper quoted Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins University and former adviser in the Obama administration, saying that "the battle of Mosul would lead to large numbers of refugees, which would increase the suffering and the tragic situation in the region."

The report certainly concluded that the loss of Mosul will be a blow to the Islamic Daesh but it will not be the end, where he still has a stronghold in the city of Raqqa Syria.