Stratfor Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne examines the progress of the Iraqi operation to retake Mosul.

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  1. I do not understand. how is het possible Daesh did take mosul within few hours… with just 3 thousand terrorist and the big professionel Irak army with more than 50.000 soldiers did fight almost 1 year after an preparation öf 3 years. .. They do not tell us everything someone is lieing. Wè do not know the whole true.

  2. Taking 9 months to recapture a city with a numerical advantage of 20 to 1 in the worst case scenario, maybe 100 to 1 in the best one, seems not a great victory, neither tactical nor strategic.

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