BAGHDAD, IRAQ (6:00 A.M.) – The U.S. Air Force began their massive aerial campaign over the Islamic State capital of Mosul in northwestern Iraq last night.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the U.S. conducted more than 10 airstrikes over Mosul last night, hitting several Islamic State targets around the city.

The U.S. airstrikes in Mosul are paving the way for the upcoming Iraqi Army offensive to retake this provincial capital.

No set date has been established for this massive ground operation; however, it is expected to commence before year-end.

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Daeshbags Sux
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So they will soon besiege the city and do airstrikes… Why does it reminds me something like… Aleppo? Maybe a No Fly Zone would be needed to help Daesh in Iraq, especially as they are likely to flee in Syria… (irony). Maybe so suing with the ICC could be considered for war-crimes…
Errr, very interesting point : Hague convention, Chapter IV, art.58… As both Nusra and Daesh use basicly protected buildings like hospitals, they are already doing war crimes…

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BTW, 10 strikes isn’t what I’d call a “massive aerial campaign” : during the 1991 “Highway of Death” between Kuweit City and Baghdad, US did about 2000 strikes in 24 hours… That’s what I’d call “massive”

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Cyriak Papasissis

It is a mistake to permit the Americans to have a share in the struggle. Never trustworthy. The Iraqi AF can do the job , with equal pinpoint accuracy, if not better. Without errors. Send the Americans home. They have no business.