February 27, 2015, 12:57
Likely sources in Washington, the formation of 30 thousand soldiers of an international force, the ground offensive to expel the organization "Daash" of Iraq's western and northern and eastern Syria and northern regions.
The sources said, "The force would consist of a Saudi and Jordanian, Egyptian and Iraqi Turkish and Arab forces, with the participation of European, Canadian, Australian and American, which prompted Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to question the US presidential envoy Gen. John Allen about this process during a hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate , individual Allen: "Senator Rubio, I prefer to go into this part of the discussion in closed session."
The Allen had opened the meeting, the day before yesterday, to make the testimony in which he said he had just returned from Kuwait, where he held with the Minister of Defense Ashton Carter and 30 US official diplomatically and militarily diverse meetings (at Camp Arifjan) on topics related to "a strategy to address the Daash and the progress that has been achieved so history. "
The American General, which coordinates with the military leadership of the international coalition, said that the situation in Iraq is still "very complicated" and that "the road ahead is full of challenges and will not be a straight line.
" But given the "where we were eight months ago only, we can see the results achieved by the first phase of our strategy."
He explained Allen said last June, promised to "Daash" completes its progress towards Baghdad and Karbala, here he is today lost most of the territory seized by the then like Mosul Dam, and crossing Rabia border, and Mount Chenkal, and Zammar, and the intersection of Kisak who cut Daash supply line from Syria to Mosul.
The US official added that last week launched a "Daash" an attack on the town of al-Baghdadi, near the Lion Air Force Base, "where our troops with the Danes and Australians to help train Iraqi soldiers and volunteers from the tribes."
He continued: "All Americans will be proud when they see what he did to our soldiers there, helping the Iraqis and the tribes to join the battle against Daash, and these are just the beginning."
US General stressed that his country is seeking to secure the funds needed to address the humanitarian crisis for Syrian refugees and Iraqis.
He said that the effort another focused on broadcast anti message to message "« Daash, "adding:" As the President announced (Obama) Finally, we entered into a partnership with the United Arab Emirates to establish a center of broadcast messages addressed to attack Daash fierce in the information battle field ".
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