• The Pentagon chief made the retreat of is militants from Mosul to Syria

  • The militants of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia) can retreat from the Iraqi city of Mosul into Syria. As reported TASS, said the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter.

    "The militants might flee in the direction of Syria. And if so, then we will destroy them in transit or already in Syria. Exactly what they will be destroyed," said Carter during a speech to the troops at the base in Fort Leonard wood, Missouri.

    The head of the Pentagon reminded of the existence of the plan under which the Mosul should be surrounded by the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, the Peshmerga. "We will destroy ISIS in Iraq destroy ISIS in Syria, anywhere that has metastasized, this cancer... And I am sure that we will succeed", — results the words of Carter, the press service of the Pentagon.

    2 Nov the leader of the "Islamic state" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in the victory of the terrorists in the battle for Mosul. October 28, adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Busana Shaaban said, the Iraqi city is surrounded thus, to allow the militants to cross into neighboring Syria.

    The offensive of the Iraqi army and its allies was suspended 2 Nov. A day earlier it was reported that units of the government army managed release the building is located on the Eastern outskirts of the telecentre.

    Mosul — a stronghold and an unofficial capital of Iraqi territories controlled by the "Islamic state," stormed the Iraqi government forces and allied militia, with the support of the US-led international coalition. The ground phase of the operation to liberate the city began at dawn on 17 October. In the attack, attended by about 60 thousand soldiers of the Iraqi army and militias. According to U.S. intelligence, in the city itself resistance can provide from 3.5 thousand to 5 thousand terrorists. About 2 thousand fighters operating in the vicinity of Mosul.


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