The Pentagon has despatched tons of of parachute troopers to Iraq, whereas their commander says that they don’t seem to be due to participate in any army operation in Mosul, Russian-language media stories mentioned Wednesday.
A sum of 1,700 US military parachute troopers from its particular forces will cooperate with the Iraq’s joint army forces to assist take management of the town of Mosul, the Arabic-language version of the Russian Izvestia newspaper reported.
It mentioned that the US parachute troops have undergone two months of intensive army coaching, together with road battle and ISIL’s chemical assaults.
Izvestia mentioned that whereas the US troops have undergone very particular army coaching in Louisiana’s Forte Black army base, their commander claimed that they won’t participate in any army operation in Iraq.
There are about 5,000 US army forces in Iraq, however solely between 100 to 200 of them are declared to be serving to Iraqi forces.
After months of preparation, Iraqi military troopers, backed by volunteer fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, launched an operation on October 17 to retake the strategic metropolis of Mosul from the ISIL terrorists.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed that Mosul, Iraq’s second largest metropolis, will probably be absolutely recaptured by year-end.
The World Well being Group (WHO) introduced on Tuesday that it has arrange 82 “fast response groups” to handle potential illness outbreaks, chemical publicity and different well being issues amongst individuals fleeing Mosul.
The UN company mentioned internally displaced individuals from Mosul may face difficulties with water distribution and sanitation as a direct results of their rising numbers, warning that the danger of food- and water-borne ailments similar to cholera is excessive.