BAGHDAD, IRAQ (3:20 A.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are preparing to launch a massive assault in western Mosul, following a successful 48 hours that included the liberation of several villages.

With the PMU attacking the western flank of Mosul, the Islamic State will find themselves flanked from three different sides, leaving only the northern countryside open for retreat.

https://twitter.com/pmu_english/status/788912212274360320

The PMU’s attack on Mosul’s western flank will close-off the Islamic State’s pathway to the Syrian border, contrasting reports that the Iraqi Armed Forces are allowing the terrorist group to freely retreat to Syria.

In addition to the ground assault, the Iraqi Air Force has begun bombing the Islamic State’s positions along the Iraqi-Syrian border in order to obstruct the flow of terrorists between both countries.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Well, as reports said, it was an US/Saudi idea to let the daeshbas an escape route to Syria. We may think Iraqis have many good reasons to not want all these psychos get away with their crimes and BTW going on doing the same mess to the neighbouring country which already has enough problems with proxy psychos used for ugly geopolitical purposes. In some way, it may have been interesting to let a 1st wave pass through and meet their doom by a sympathetic welcome in Syria with cluster bombs from VKS then fall on a 2nd convoy in Iraq… Read more »

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IMHO To give them a way out is mostly strategy. It is more costly when cornered rats fight in a town. Naturally local interested parties will try to sanitize all IS men. Unlike the Friends of Syria You mentioned – who’d prefer to fight IS to the last SAA soldier.