Journalist Adel Darwish said U.S. unknowingly aided the ISIS to escape from Mosul to Syria. This, according to him, contradicted the plan to destroy the terrorists. His comment came amidst report saying Iraqi forces already swiped ISIS off Mosul.
ISIS: Escape Route Provided By US
Darwish claimed that the U.S. led coalition was not extremely serious about defeating ISIS. While Iraqi Forces and Kurdish fighters wanted to surround Mosul and destroy the faction systematically, U.S. did not agree. U.S. wanted to leave the faction there, “to avoid civilian casualties.”
However, during this disagreement, U.S. left the faction an escape route to Syria. The entire idea to avoid civilian casualties went down the drain. Now with the new escape route to to Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, civilians there are under intense suffering. Currently, a big group of IS terrorists have initiated an offensive against a major government air base in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.
Furthermore, the journalist stated that the glamour must be sucked out of the terrorist faction so that they were unable to recruit. He stated that when Islamic State captured Mosul, it was quite encouraging for them. Finally, they declared it a caliphate, Darwish told RT.
Darwish said that US-led coalition was conducting airstrikes near the Deir ez-Zor airport. However, they stopped after Russian and Syrian Army coalition captured Aleppo from IS. Moreover, it was seen as a Russian victory and it did not go well with the Obama government.
This constant conflict with Russia, he stated, was another silly game to play. The concern and focus must be destroying terrorism and most importantly destroying IS, the journalist said. While the U.S. would have a new president in two days, there would be a shift in policy with the new government.
ISIS: Half Of Mosul Captured
Iraqi Army stated that it has recaptured the eastern side of Mosul from the terrorist group. This would act as a crucial milestone in its fight to get rid of the terror group from the country’s second-largest city. Soldiers were still battling small number of IS militants hiding up in the northeast of the city.
Reuters reported that Lt.-Gen. Talib Shaghati is heading Iraq’s elite counterterrorism service. While talking to journalists on Wednesday, he said that his forces had regained control of the eastern bank of the Tigris River. This river divides the old city from north to south.
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