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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:04 A.M.) – With the precarious situation for ISIS in Mosul, strong suggestions have been made that the terrorist group is now beginning to run low on ammunition and weapons.

Photos released by the ISIS-affiliated Amaq Agency shows ISIS using homemade rockets to repel the onslaught of the Iraqi Army in the northern city and former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.

The latest reports from sources in Iraq suggest that there are only around 1,000 ISIS fighters left in the city, bogged down and concentrated in the northwestern sector. This sector accounts for approximately 15% of the city, meaning that Iraqi forces control the remainder.

At the beginning of the operation to liberate Mosul in October, ISIS had approximately 7,000 fighters, in which the majority have been decimated.

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CroqMessieh
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2017-04-01 10:13

did I say something wrong before? Linguistic comments are allowed from Daeshbags Sux only? 🙂

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2017-04-02 12:00
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No. You did not – we are free to comment. 1+.

p.s. And You beat us others – because it is used like that most often nowadays.

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2017-04-01 05:26

“in which the majority have been decimated”
=> Decimated means only one on ten has been killed. It refers to what was done to Roman legionnaires who rebelled.
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CroqMessieh
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2017-04-01 08:08
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You are right about the origin of the word decimated. But just the origin mate, I suppose that when you receive your salary it is in euros and not in salt. Because you know the word salary comes from the roman system of paying legionnaires in salt which was an expensive thing in their times. The meaning of the words changes through history and through our usage of them. Decimated nowadays is used not only to describe the numbers of casualties but more specifically the harsh way these casualties where inflicted upon someone. Which is in direct connection with the… Read more »

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2017-04-02 12:18
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No it still retained the old meaning but as one – when several others exist. http://www.dict.cc/?s=decimate Bottom: [military punishment for mutinous soldiers]

Salary is a good example for the loss of the original meaning. IMHO. That may be the next step for decimate too. Or it reached it mostly.

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2017-04-02 22:25
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DBS is an old guy. 2000 years 😉

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miltiades
2017-04-01 10:24
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these aren ‘t romans, these are morons.

as to decimation, I remember a stanley kubrik
movie, with kirk douglas, about the french army in ww i …

btw, that great movie was forbidden in france up to1975

so much for the dialectics of “libertee” vs. chauvinisme.

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2017-04-02 12:24
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Marshall, it is still in use like our French frère says. But rarely.

http://www.dict.cc/?s=decimate Bottom:
[military punishment for mutinous soldiers]

How dare the French forbid a film of our beloved allies and friends? Blink.

John Herling
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2017-04-22 05:49
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Paths of Glory

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2017-04-02 12:02
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Yes mon frère, but it is most often used in like he did.

So military punishment for mutinous soldiers is only one meaning.

p.s. Nobody knows the military history of such expressions any more. Except the guys that learn Latin. Or who specialize in arms and military history like You. Tongue out.

But that is no reason to vote You down. 1+

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2017-04-02 12:28
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Great. Out of heavy ordnance means they are practically finished.

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2017-04-02 15:28
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We can hope, but ISIS had a looong time to prepare. They may have run out of store bought RPGs/ EFPs, but these are easy enough to make on the fly once you know how. The ISIS strategic objective has long changed to: dying to the last man to take as many enemy with them as possible (a la Okinawa in WW2). As such, it is reasonable to expect that ISIS would have allocated enough resources to continue the carnage unabated until the last man goes BOOM. Of course after this long, those left fighting are a mix of exhausted/… Read more »

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2017-04-02 20:22
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IMHO You need electronic parts to build RPGs/ EFP. No on the fly for that. The dying at Okinawa was one sided and Japanese. .

p.s. The defense of Berlin was over when they ran out of heavies. Before that they took plenty with them.

John Herling
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2017-04-22 05:52
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20,195 Americans killed in the battle for Okinawa. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

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2017-04-23 00:54
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“14,009 Allied deaths and 77,417 Japanese soldiers. Allied grave registration forces counted 110,071 dead bodies of Japanese soldiers, but this included drafted Okinawans wearing Japanese uniforms. 149,425 Okinawans were killed, committed suicide or went missing, a significant proportion of the estimated pre-war 300,000 local population.”

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

That is 18.5/1 and that I’d call one sided and Japanese.

For Berlin there are no exact figures. New estimates go for 100.000 dead German soldiers during the Greater Berlin battles. Russian loses were estimated as high or higher in spite of a tenfold advantage in equipment.

John Herling
John Herling
2017-04-22 05:48

How many ISIS fighters left Mosul before and during the Iraqi attack on the city?