The French defence minister has estimated that the fight will be “automatically” carried out by local forces.
Jean-Yves Le Drian considered that the battle against Daech came to Mosul in a major phase, but recalled that the territory of the AR also extended in Syria and attacks in Europe had been ordained since Rakka, in northern Syria.
” So it must also go up to Rakka. It passes through Mosul, but the battle of Rakka must take place, he said. the It will automatically be the local forces that will liberate Rakka, even if the French forces, the american forces, the coalition, are air strikes that we can dismantle the device Daech. “
He felt that the battle for the liberation of Mosul from the grip of Daech would be long. the ” But she is being and she is being so positive, after two years of preparation “, he added.
Read the report of our special correspondent with the Division of gold in iraq, in the face of resistance ferocious of the AR in Mosul