Iraqi forces to block the Islamic State’s pathway to Syria
The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are preparing to launch a massive assault in western Mosul, following a successful 48 hours that included the liberation of several villages.
With the PMU attacking the western flank of Mosul, the Islamic State will find themselves flanked from three different sides, leaving only the northern countryside open for retreat.
The PMU’s attack on Mosul’s western flank will close-off the Islamic State’s pathway to the Syrian border, contrasting reports that the Iraqi Armed Forces are allowing the terrorist group to freely retreat to Syria.
In addition to the ground assault, the Iraqi Air Force has begun bombing the Islamic State’s positions along the Iraqi-Syrian border in order to obstruct the flow of terrorists between both countries.