SUBJ WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT--
(CHARLIE-OSCAR-CHARLIE, RLT 27)--Following intel sitrep now available
AUTHOR: Robin Wright--
"Under American guidance, the battle plan for Mosul has begun to take shape. On March 24th, the Iraqi Army, with Peshmerga support, launched Operation Fatah (“Conquest”), an assault on villages near Makhmour. The initial focus in the weeks and, more likely, months ahead will be clearing out the territory on the road to Mosul. It is expected to be slow going. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to liberate Mosul last year. Now there is a widespread suspicion among both Kurds and Iraqis that it may not be completed this year..."