Iraqi Army Drive ISIS Out Of Iraq Despite U.S. Collusion
Iraqi forces have claimed victory over ISIS after their elite special troops destroyed a key compound belonging to the Islamic State on Thursday afternoon.
The attempts to defeat ISIS over the last few months were repeatedly interfered with by the U.S. military, who allegedly supplied ISIS with weapons and missiles.
According to Lt Gen Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, despite the blatant attempts by the U.S. to keep ISIS strong in the region, the destruction of the compound brings to an end an eight-month-long battle with the terrorist group.
Independent.co.uk reports: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has already “issued instructions to bring the battle to its conclusion”, his office said on Wednesday.
The victory has come at a cost: the fierce fighting and US-led bombing campaign have killed thousands of civilians and driven 850,000 in total from their homes. Huge swathes of the city have been reduced to rubble, and in the searing summer heat the stench of dead bodies is overpowering, soldiers on the front line say.