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ISIS update 3/09/2017..U.S. Marines Preparing For Attack On Raqqa

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:18
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The Iraqi security forces will soon capture the remaining parts of Western Mosul that are still under ISIL control, Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Haidar Hadi said Thursday.

“We hope that ISIL will be defeated in a very short time,” Hadi told Sputnik, adding, “We hope to complete the operation quickly because ISIL militants’ morale is very low now.”

He added that the progress of the offensive was complicated by militants using civilians as a human shield.

“We are worried about the civilians’ lives, so we are acting with much care,” the diplomat pointed out.

The city of Mosul has been occupied by ISIL since 2014. The operation to retake it began on October 17, 2016 and resulted in the liberation of Mosul’s Eastern part this January, but fighting continues in the city’s Western areas. The operation to liberate it started on February 19.

“Two years ago, ISIL governed 40 percent of Iraqi territory. Now, only 15 percent of the Mosul province is in its hands,” Hadi said at a Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency press conference.

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Syria: Kurdish-Led SDF Tightening Noose on ISIL in Raqqa

The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to advance against ISIL in Northeastern Syria and managed to deployed forces near the Euphrates River between the cities of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur.

The SDF continued its anti-ISIL operation codenamed the Euphrates Rage in the Abu Khashab front and deployed troops in the Euphrates River and closed off ISIL’s supply lines from Deir Ezzur province and Iraq’s territories to Eastern Raqqa.

The SDF forces had previously cut off the main road connecting Raqqa to Deir Ezzur.

In the meantime, the Kurdish fighters engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL and drove them out of al-Kabr village and Mankher Qarbi strategic hill 19km East of Raqqa city.

A military sources pointed to the closure of ISIL’s supply road from Raqqa to Deir Ezzur, saying ISIL is now under the Kurdish forces’ siege from the Northern and Eastern directions, while the SDF has reached the regions near the town of al-Tabaqa and the Euphrates dam in Western Raqqa.

In late February, SDF continued the third phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation in Raqqa province and drove ISIL out of more territories to close off the main road between Raqqa and Deir Ezzur.

The SDF opened a fourth front against ISIL to block the road used by the Wahhabi terrorists between the cities of Raqqa and Deir Ezzur.

The Kurdish forces engaged in intense clashes with ISIL in the village of Khirbet 67km Northeast of Deir Ezzur and advanced some 28 km against ISIL, taking control over the villages of Halwa, Qamar al-Din and Malha al-Sarv.

In the meantime, the SDF managed to win control over the village of Qandil Sherki, Abu Khashab and Malehat al-Zour in al-Makman battlefield in Western Deir Ezzur.

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Source: http://blogdogcicle.blogspot.com/2017/03/isis-update-3092017us-marines-preparing.html

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