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ກອງກຳລັງອີຣັກ ຍຶດພື້ນທີ່ ຫຼາຍກວ່າ 800 ກິ​ໂລ​ແມັດ​ມົນທົນ ຈາກກຸ່ມລັດອິສລາມ


ກອງ​ກຳລັງ​ອິຣັກ ​ຍຶດດິນ​ແດນ​ໄດ້ ຫຼາຍ​ກວ່າ 800 ກິ​ໂລ​ແມັດ​ມົນທົນ ຈາກ​ກຸ່ມ​ລັດອິສລາມ ນັບ​ຕັ້ງ​ແຕ່ການ​ຕໍ່ສູ້​ເພື່ອ​ຍຶດ​ເອົາ​ເມືອງ Mosul ທີ່​ເລີ້ມ​ຂຶ້ນ​ໃນ​ສັບປະດາແລ້ວ​ນີ້ອີີງ ຕາມ​ການ​ເປີດ​ເຜີຍ​ຂອງ​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ສະຫະລັດ ​ໃນ​ວັນ​ຈັນ​ວານ​ນີ້.

​ໂຄສົກ​ຂອງ​ທຳ​ນຽບຫ້າ​ແຈ ຮ້ອຍ​ເອກ​ທະຫານ​ເຮືອ Jeff Davis ກ່າວ​ວ່າ “ມັນ​ແມ່ນ​ການ​ຍຶດ​ເອົາທີ່​ສຳຄັນ” ຊຶ່ງ​ຮວມທັງ​ເມືອງ Bertella ທີ່​ຕັ້ງ​ຢູ່​ປະມານ 30 ຫຼັກ​ກິ​ໂລ​ແມັ​ດ ທາງ​ພາກ​ຕາ​ເວັນ​ອອກ ຂອງ​ໃຈ​ກາງ​ເມືອງ Mosul ຊຶ່ງ​ປະຈຸ​ບັນ​ນີ້​ແມ່ນ​ທຳ​ການ​ກວດ ລ້າງ​ຢູ່​.

“ນີ້​ແມ່ນຈຸດໃນແຜ່ນ​ທີ່​ທີ່​ທ່ານ​ສາມາດ​ເວົ້າ​ໄດ້​ວ່າມັນ​ໃກ້​ກັບ​ເມືອງ Mosul,” ຊຶ່ງທ່ານ Davis ​ໄດ້​ບອກ​ກັບ​ພວກ​ນັກ​ຂ່າວ​ ໃນ​ວັນ​ຈັນ​ວານນີ້ ​ທີ່​ທຳນຽບຫ້າ​ແຈ.


ກອງ​ກຳລັງ​ອີຣັກ​ແລະ​ພວກ​ນັກ​ລົບ Peshmerga ຂອງ​ຊາວ​ເຄີຍ ​ໄດ້​ທຳ​ການ​ປະຕິບັດ​ງານ​ຢ່າງ​ຕໍ່​ເນື່ອງ ຜ່ານ​ເມືອງ​ນ້ອຍ​ໃຫຍ່ ​ໄປ​ທາງ​ເໜືອ ຕາ​ເວັນ​ອອກ ​ແລະ​ທາງ​ໃຕ້​ຂອງ​ເມືອງ Mosul ​ໃນ​ຂະນະ​ທີ່​ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າ​ເຄື່ອນ​ກຳລັງ​ຫຍັບ​ໃກ້​ເຂົ້າ​ເມືອງດັ່ງກ່າວ.

ທ່ານ Brett McGurk ທູດ​ພິ​ເສດ ຂອງ​ກຳລັງ​ແນວ​ໂຮມ​ທີ່​ນຳພາ​ໂດຍ​ສະຫະລັດ ທີ່​ໄດ້​ທຳ​ການ​ໂຈມ​ຕີ​ທາງ​ອາກາດ ທີ່ແນ​ເປົ້າ​ໝາຍ​ໃສ່​ກຸ່ມ​ລັດ​ອິສລາມ ໃນ​ຮອບ 2 ປີ ​ໄດ້​ຂຽນ​ລົງໃນ Twitter ​ໃນ​ວັນ​ຈັນ​ວານ​ນີ້ ຫຼັງ​ສັບປະດາ​ທຳ​ອິດ ໃນ​ການ​ໂຈມ​ຕີ ທີ່​ໄດ້​ບັນລຸ​ເປົ້າ​ໝາຍ​ທີ່​ໄດ້​ວາງ​ໄວ້ ​ຈົນ​ເທົ່າ​ເຖິງ​ປະ​ຈຸ​ບັນ​ນີ້.

ຮູບນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີອີຣັກ ທ່ານ Haidar al-Abadi, ຂວາ, ພົບປະກັບລັດຖະມົນຕີປ້ອງກັນປະເທດສະຫະລັດ ທ່ານ Ash Carter ໃນ Baghdad, 22 ຕຸລາ, 2016.

ຮູບນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີອີຣັກ ທ່ານ Haidar al-Abadi, ຂວາ, ພົບປະກັບລັດຖະມົນຕີປ້ອງກັນປະເທດສະຫະລັດ ທ່ານ Ash Carter ໃນ Baghdad, 22 ຕຸລາ, 2016.

​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ສະຫະລັດ ລະ​ໝັດ​ລະວັງ ​ໃນ​ການ​ຄືບ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ວ່າ​ນີ້ ​ໃຫ້​ຄ່ອຍໆຊ້າໆ​ລົງ ​ແລະ​ດຳ​ເນີນ​ໄປ​ດ້ວຍ​ຄວາມ​ຕັ້ງ​ໃຈ ​ແຕ່​ເຖິງ​ຢ່າງ​ນັ້ນ​ກໍ​ຕາມ ​ຄາດ​ຫວັງ​ວ່າການໂຈມ​ຕີຈະ​ຮຸນ​ແຮງຂຶ້ນ ​ເວລາ​ກອງ​ກຳລັງ​ອິຣັກ ​ແລະຊາວ​ເຄີ​ດ ຫຍັບ​ໃກ້​ເຖິງ​ຕົວ​ເມືອງ.

​ເຖິງ​ແມ່ນ​ວ່າ ຈະ​ເຂົ້າ​ຍຶດ​ເອົາ ອ້ອມ​ເມືອງ Mosul ກຸ່ມ​ລັດ​ອິສລາມ ​ໄດ້​ນຳພາ​ການ​ໂຈມ​ຕີ​ຫຼາຍໆ​ບັ້ນ ທົ່ວ​ປະ​ເທດ ​ໃນ​ຮອບ​ຫຼາຍ​ມື້​ທີ່​ຜ່ານ​ມາ. ​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ສະຫະລັດ ​ແມ່ນ​ຮ້ອງ ການ​ໂຈມ​ຕີ​ເຫລົ່ານີ້ວ່າ “ເບນ​ເຂັມທິດ” ​ໄປຈາກ​ເມືອງ Mosul.

Iraqis Gain 800 Sq Km in Mosul Fight as Islamic State Launches More Diversions'

Iraqi forces have regained more than 800 square kilometers of territory from Islamic State since the fight to retake Mosul began last week, U.S.officials said Monday.


Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says the "significant gains" include Bartella, about 30 kilometers east of Mosul's city center, which is now in the process of being cleared.

"This is probably the point on the map you could say is closest geographically [to Mosul]," Davis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon.

Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been moving through small towns to the north, east and south of Mosul as they work their way closer to the city itself.

Brett McGurk, special envoy for the U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State targets for two years, postedMondayon Twitter that after the first week "all objectives" of the campaign had been met thus far.

U.S. officials caution that progress will be slow and deliberate, however, with fighting expected to intensify the closer Iraqis and Kurds get to the city.

Islamic State diversions'

Despite the gains around Mosul, Islamic State has carried out several attacks across the country over the last few days. U.S. officials are calling these attacks "diversions" meant to take the focus away from Mosul.

"This is to be expected. We know that as they feel the pressure on Mosul they will try to divert attention as best they can by hitting elsewhere," said Davis.

Islamic State carried out an attack Monday in the northern town of Sinjar, where local media say Kurdish forces have since repelled the assault. Other IS attacks over the last few days targeted Rutba in the country's west and Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

The terror group also poured oil into a sulfur-dioxide pit south of Mosul and set it on fire, releasing toxic gas in the area. The Pentagon said the gas is not considered lethal in the concentrations U.S. forces are seeing. Iraqi forces now have control of the sulfur-pit area and are trying to put out the fire, officials said.

Iraqi officials in Baghdad also said a series of small bombings in the capital killed nearly a dozen civilians on Monday. No one claimed responsibility, but the Islamic State group often has targeted areas in the Iraqi capital.

Airstrike investigation

Human Rights Watch called for an investigation into an airstrike last week during the IS attack on Kirkuk believed to be aimed at distracting Iraqi troops from the battle around Mosul.

HRW said the strike likely killed at least 13 people at a mosque near the city, but also noted the area was within shelling range of Kurdish and Islamic State positions.

U.S. military spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the coalition had "definitively determined" its forces were not responsible for the airstrike. The Iraqi government said it was investigating the situation.

Turkey-Iraq tensions

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks over the last few days with Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in Irbil, and in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

Carter, who metFridaywith Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has sought to ease rising tensions between Ankara's Sunni leadership and Baghdad's Shi'ite government.

The two governments have been feuding over the presence of more than 1,000 Turkish fighters deployed near Bashiqa, Iraq, late last year. That Turkish force provided artillery cover for the peshmerga advanceon Sunday.

The December 2015 deployment was widely seen as an attempt by Turkey to ensure that its border with Iraq remains largely controlled by Sunnis and Iraqi Kurds, rather than by Iran-backed Shi'ite militia currently fighting alongside Iraqi forces to retake Mosul.

Baghdad repeatedly has demanded the withdrawal of all Turkish forces from the country, a demand that Turkey so far has ignored.

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