The candidate in US presidents from Republican party, Donald trump expressed the view that the operation to liberate the Iraqi Mosul from the militants of the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” turns to the US disaster.
“The attack on Mosul turns into a complete disaster. We warned them for months. The US looks so stupid,” the billionaire wrote in his Twitter, urging voters to vote for him.
The operation to liberate Mosul, seized by terrorists in the summer of 2014, started last week. It involved the Iraqi army, supported by the international coalition aircraft. To the South of the city is moving the armed forces of Iraq, to the North are the Kurdish Peshmerga units. Troops have managed to fight off several adjacent localities held by the militants. It is assumed that the storm itself the city seized by terrorists could last for several months.
CNN, citing a source in the Iraqi security forces had reported that ISIS militants were executed in Mosul 284 people, most of them men and children. However, residents of the city possible, leave the city. According to the red cross, the operation resulted in refugees can be up to 1 million people.
On the eve of U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter visited the Iraqi Erbil, where he met with the leader of the Kurdish insurgents and American soldiers. Carter noted the professionalism of the Kurdish militia, but reiterated that in Mosul, fierce fighting, so they suffer losses.