Carter in Baghdad to prepare for the battle of Mosul

11/07/2016 - 17:01 Published in News/Iraq

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on Monday that Washington will use Qayyarah airport in northern Iraq as a base center to mobilize Iraqi forces which backed American advisers in order to restore the city of Mosul from the grip of the organization of the Islamic state.

Carter declared, upon his arrival to Baghdad today in an unannounced visit before, that the American military advisers are prepared if necessary to accompany the Iraqi forces as they seek to encircle the city of Mosul, a major Iraqi cities that are still under the control of state regulation.

Iraqi officials have said that Carter will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi , Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and US General Sean Makvarland commander of the coalition led by Washington against the organization in Iraq and Syria forces.