Contents tagged with Mosul

  • Media: Russian-made weapons have been found in Mosul

    British Sky News channel reports that special forces of the French Army, which are conducting a joint operation with the Iraqi armed forces near Mosul, have found  Russian-made rockets at ISIS arms depot in the western part of Mosul. According to the channel, the rockets had chemical payloads.

    There were reportedly dozens of such rockets as well as hand-crafted launch pads.

    The channel reports that the rockets have Russian markings and were supposedly brought from Syria. Most of the rockets …

  • Media: Russia will offer to conduct a joint operation with the U.S. in Raqqa

    Russia wants to offer US to join their efforts in the operation to retake Raqqa which is considered a Syrian capital of the so-called Islamic State, as reported by the Russian newspaper Izvestia.

    The United States has already stated its plans to block Raqqa even before Mosul is fully freed from ISIS. On October 25, the United States Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, said that the US together with the Alliance partners are preparing the operation to block Raqqa. 

    After the American …

  • Russian Military say they are following closely the operation in Mosul

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that they are closely watching the military operation of the Western Alliance in Mosul.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense over the last day (Saturday) they observed 19 airstrikes on the areas near Mosul carried out by the Alliance jets.

    “We are following closely the situation in Iraq ,where since October 17th the Iraqi forces have been conducting an operation aimed at driving the so-called Islamic State out of Mosul,“ said the spokesperson for …