The Iraqi Army announced the start of their imperative offensive to capture the Islamic State stronghold of Al-Qiyyarah, marking the inception of the government’s assault to liberate this city.

Al-Qiyyarah is strategically located along the main highway to the provincial capital of the Nineveh Governorate; if captured, ISIS will no longer have a buffer-zone to the south of Mosul.

The U.S. Air Force is aiding the Iraqi Armed Forces from above, targeting the Islamic State’s positions along the Mosul-Baghdad Highway.

The Islamic State will not likely hold this town for very long, thanks in large part to its susceptibility to U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes.

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Börje Nilsson
Börje Nilsson
2016-08-13 10:27

It seems to go in the right direction when Russia is included.

pietsaman
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pietsaman
2016-08-13 11:38
Reply to  Börje Nilsson

russia has nothing to do with this, its mostly the iraqies own work.

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Jens Holm
2016-08-13 22:40
Reply to  Börje Nilsson

Far out Börje Nilsson. If You know so little, You should read a lot of very elementary stuff or go back to, what You know and be treated by respect there.

Viz
Viz
2016-08-13 11:43

ur articles are too short.

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kit
2016-08-13 19:01
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What more needs to be said? Would you like waffle?

See
See
2016-08-13 12:29

Stop killing your own people. Unite and bring the illegal war criminal to the HAGUE. Why spreading bloodshed in your bloods?

adam mowafi
adam mowafi
2016-08-13 17:58

@leithfadel what’s happening in southern Aleppo now

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Jens Holm
2016-08-13 22:58

Whe I see that kind of slowfox again and again I more and more think: Shoudnt USA and We instead support a Kurdish Country or totally independent territory. Bagdad is not Irak, they just want the oil for free by an automatic pipeline and their version of many shiit versions of korruptiion feeded with dollars and euros too. Im sure Kurds could take Mosul soon and make some well working agreement with the population. Thats what is needed and of course with same kind of support, we deliever Bagdads now. Let Kurs be a member of UN, Nato. Give them… Read more »

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Jens Holm
2016-08-13 23:00
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Bagdad is To Iran as Hongkong to China – But very much darker.