Canadian spe­cial forces out of Mo­sul, pre­par­ing for new bat­tle in Iraq

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA - Canadian spe­cial forces have left the city of Mo­sul and are now back­ing up Iraqi forces as they pre­pare to as­sault one of the Is­lamic State group’s last strongholds in the coun­try. The move comes amid grow­ing fric­tion be­tween the var­i­ous lo­cal groups fac­ing off against the Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant, and warn­ings that de­spite its bat­tle­field vic­to­ries, the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity has a lot more work to do in Iraq.

The Iraqi mil­i­tary, Kur­dish pesh­merga and var­i­ous para­mil­i­tary groups have sur­rounded Haw­ija, a city of about 150,000 peo­ple, and are wait­ing for Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-Abadi’s or­der to at­tack.

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