The murderous terrorist organization is preparing for the battle that is expected to be bloody and could last a couple of weeks. ISIS has about 6,000 members in Mosul while the Iraqi and Kurdish forces are made up of about 34,000 soldiers.
The Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga are advancing toward Mosul with tens of thousands of soldiers while ISIS is preparing for the battle that is expected to be bloody and could last a couple of weeks. Even if the forces conquer Iraq’s second-largest city, this will only be the beginning of an extensive plot to completely eliminate the murderous terrorist organization. Western officials are already talking about a plan to expel ISIS from the Syrian city of al-Raqqah.
The Iraqi and Kurdish forces are made up of about 34,000 soldiers. ISIS is believed to have around 6,000 members in Mosul. According to the latest reports, ISIS has already started to plant mines and dig tunnels in certain areas in order to fight the Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
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According to the latest statistics, there are about 12,000 ISIS members in Iraq. In addition to the 6,000 in Mosul, there are 3,000 along the Tigris River and south of Mosul and another 3,000 in the Al Anbar Governorate, which is located in Western Iraq.