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Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:38am On Oct 16, 2016
Thousands of troops are massing outside Isis-held Mosul in preparation for a battle that could spell the end of the terror group in Iraq.

The fight to reclaim the city is expected to begin next week in what will be the biggest Iraqi military operation since the US-led invasion in 2003.

A successful conquest would destroy Islamic State's last bastion of power in the country, and represent a serious blow to its legitimacy.

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops are expected to take part in the battle, with support from US special forces and western coalition warplanes.
The Iraqi army recaptured the town of Qayyarah in August, and is advancing 25 miles to Mosul in preparation for the new offensive.


'All the troops are ready, now they are just waiting for the order from the prime minister,' said Major General Najim al-Jobori, one of the top Iraqi commanders overseeing the Mosul operation.

'The head of the snake is Mosul,' he said. 'I think ISIS knows this is the end of ISIS in Iraq.'

Situated on the west bank of the Tigris River, 250 miles from Baghdad, Mosul is Iraq's second largest city.

It used to be a bustling city of two and a half million people, and was famed for its university, one of the largest education centres in the Middle East.

Since Mosul's capture by ISIS in June 2014, it has been the scene of increasing brutal atrocities as the terror group struggles to contain discontent among 600,000 remaining residents.

In August, nine young men were tied to iron poles and cut in half with chainsaws after they were accused of belonging to a 'resistance faction'.

'Isil is panicked,' on resident told The Telegraph.

'Since they lost Qayyarah, they have begun to tighten their security; carrying out mass arrests and raiding houses in search for weapons and illegal phones.'

ISIS commanders realise the symbolic importance of maintaining its territory in Iraq.

Mosul is by far the biggest city held by the militants - around four to five times the size of any other urban area recaptured so far from the fighters

Iraq was where the group's founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, first announced the creation of a 'caliphate' in April 2013.

The estimated 60,000 jihadis in the city have dug in for what is expected to be a complex and bloody battle.

A 7ft-by-7ft trench has been dug around Mosul's perimeter, alongside numerous barriers dubbed 'Caliphate fences'.

According to The Telegraph, the jihadis have rigged a chemical plant with explosives with the intention of using the civilian population as human shields.

Despite the formidable defences, the UN estimates more than half a million people have already managed to flee the oncoming offensive.

The capture of the city could spark the world's most complex humanitarian crisis, with one million people expected to be displaced from the city and its surrounding areas.

Islamic State fighters are expected to fight hard and have a history of forcing civilians to stay in harm's way during previous battles to defend territory.

There are also fears that the liberation of the city by the Iraqi army, which relies heavily on Shia militias, could alienate Mosul's majority Sunni population.

Some Sunnis initially welcomed Islamic State's conquest of the city, and their frustration at being invaded by the rival sect could spark sectarian tensions.

Also helping in the conquest will be the Kurdish Peshmerga, who are aiming to acquire more territory and made it part of Kurdistan.


This would be resisted by the Iraqi government, which wants to reassert its control over one of its largest population centres.

Another complication is the presence of Turkish forces in a nearby camp.

President Taipei Erdogan said the soldiers were an insurance against attacks on Turkey and wants them to be involved in the assault.

He said: 'Nobody should talk about our Bashiqa base. We will stay there. Bashiqa is our insurance against any kind of terrorist activities in Turkey.'

But Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Turkish troops have deployed in Iraq without the authorisation of the government.


Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3840059/Cutting-head-snake-30-000-Iraqi-troops-mass-outside-Isis-held-Mosul-critical-battle-aimed-destroying-terror-group-s-bastion-power-Iraq.html

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:41am On Oct 16, 2016
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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by tit(f): 12:44am On Oct 16, 2016
have they capture the other town finish?
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:45am On Oct 16, 2016
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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:51am On Oct 16, 2016
cc : MrPresident1

An eschatological event you think ?
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by 4kings: 12:59am On Oct 16, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:
cc : MrPresident1

An eschatological event you think ?

cheesy cheesy
Ebuka my bro, why this self deceit
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by Otutu1(m): 1:01am On Oct 16, 2016
I don't know what to say
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 1:05am On Oct 16, 2016
4kings:

cheesy cheesy
Ebuka my bro, why this self deceit

grin grin

Stay there dey dull , preparations for the return of the Great Master don start oo wink

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by 4kings: 1:09am On Oct 16, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:


grin grin

Stay there dey dull , preparations for the return of the Great Master don start oo wink
So one of the horsemen is about to be released. cheesy
You listen to John Hagee too much
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by Nobody: 1:14am On Oct 16, 2016
The military has no plane?
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 1:14am On Oct 16, 2016
4kings:

So one of the horsemen is about to be released. cheesy
You listen to John Hagee too much

Apparently I don't but you do wink

I just googled him though


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0tgwrOA0So

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 1:15am On Oct 16, 2016
Daniel1990:
The military has no plane?

Dem still dey prepare na

Read emboldened text
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by 4kings: 1:21am On Oct 16, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:


Apparently I don't but you do wink

I just googled him though

Damn, so u didn't know him.
Don't u listen to christian preachers like Andrew Wommack or Joshua Selman; guess i'm a better christian grin

Anyways let me see how the eschatologists would shape the outcome of this event in line with the bible.
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by tit(f): 2:10am On Oct 16, 2016
So shiite in Iraq will do to Sunni
what Sunni is do to them here in Nigeria?
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by tit(f): 2:16am On Oct 16, 2016
if isis should shout haaaa
all this iraq army go enter bush
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by SoNature(m): 2:33am On Oct 16, 2016
tit:
have they capture the other town finish?

This sounds like #Kitchen English

Nawa ooo...English don suffer for hands of Nigerians oh

This marks the official death of the language in Nigeria.

RIP English! grin
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by koladebrainiac(m): 4:30am On Oct 16, 2016
So shia muslim dey kill sunnis in the arab
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by yhemsy62(m): 5:09am On Oct 16, 2016
Today is my birthday NL show some love

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by Nobody: 6:56am On Oct 16, 2016
Humans
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by 4kings: 7:37am On Oct 16, 2016
yhemsy62:
Today is my birthday NL show some love
Happy Birthday!!!

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by MrPresident1: 8:17am On Oct 16, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:
cc : MrPresident1

An eschatological event you think ?

I dont think there is anything to this. If there is, maybe it has to do with a proclamation of universal peace that will come with the defeat of 'terrorism'.

And when the war on terror is won...

When they say peace peace...then sudden destruction.
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by anaton(m): 9:36am On Oct 16, 2016
tit:
have they capture the other town finish?

Babe you murdered English language. grin shocked
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by yhemsy62(m): 9:54am On Oct 16, 2016
4kings:

Happy Birthday!!!
Thank you my brother

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by APCsupporter: 10:33pm On Oct 16, 2016
tit:
So shiite in Iraq will do to Sunni
what Sunni is do to them here in Nigeria?

Tit please stop embarrassing yourself here.

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Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:13am On Oct 18, 2016
4kings:

Damn, so u didn't know him.
Don't u listen to christian preachers like Andrew Wommack or Joshua Selman; guess i'm a better christian grin

Nope . There is no such thing as better Christian though tongue . No be by listening to many pastors go lead you to Heaven

Anyways let me see how the eschatologists would shape the outcome of this event in line with the bible.

True though

lalasticlala , mynd44 - This is a top story on a major news site
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by tit(f): 11:01pm On Nov 04, 2016
are they still fighting?
wake me up when they finish.
Re: Pix: War Of The Decade?Iraqi Forces Prepare To Take On 60000 Jihadists For Mosul by KingEbukasBlog(m): 11:08pm On Nov 04, 2016
tit:
are they still fighting?
wake me up when they finish.

Yeah , the Iraqi soldiers have successfully invaded Mosul but there's a major problem - ISIS are using human shields and land mines . But I think there's a plan to obviate that . They also got the city of Mosul surrounded to preclude the escape of the terrorists into nearby villages .

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