In any other election year, a massive battle involving US force to seize a city of hundreds of thousands from the Islamic State might affect how voters choose their next president. But 2016, defense analysts and political advisers observing the mid-October campaign for Mosul point out, is no normal election year.
Two years after senior US officers described the fight for Mosul as “decisive” – something experts have become wary of predicting in Iraq – the frequently delayed battle for Iraq’s second city is under way. Should Iraqi ground forces and US warplanes prove successful, Isis will lose its final stronghold in the country.
https://endtime.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/3500.jpg 420 700 alphatimes https://endtime.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/endtime-logo.png alphatimes2016-10-17 00:00:002018-03-28 19:06:08How will new fighting in Iraq affect Trump v Clinton? Probably not much