Iraqi army is close to recapturing western Mosul from ISIS fighters with the help of U.S. soldiers 12104172

Defense & Security News - Iraq
 
Iraqi army is close to recapturing western Mosul from ISIS fighters with the help of U.S. soldiers.
Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.
     
Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.
Iraqi Army soldiers in the city of Mosul

     
Martin, the commanding general of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve, highlighted the Iraqi forces' strength and resolve. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.

ISIS's capability and cohesion as an organization are weakening, and the terrorists are under pressure throughout Iraq, Martin said. "ISIS is reeling from defeat after defeat across the country," he added. "Their leadership has fled, and their days are numbered."


The Iraqi forces and their coalition partners are committed to the fight, Martin stressed. In March 2017, Washingtonh has announced the deployment of additional soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division to support Iraqi armed forces.

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 66 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on April 20, 2017.
     
Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander said Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Iraqi forces, with coalition support, are making significant progress every day in the increasingly tough fight for Iraq's second-largest city, Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin told Pentagon reporters via video conference from Baghdad.
U.S. Army Soldiers, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, use a rooftop as an observation post in Mosul Iraq, March 7, 2017. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alex Manne)
 

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