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2017-06-23 Iraq
Western Mosul reconquest: the final push
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Posted by trailing wife 2017-06-23 02:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 views ]  Top
 File under: Islamic State 

#1 I'm curious what, if any, effect ISIS' losses in Mosul has had on its overall combat effectiveness.
Posted by Iblis 2017-06-23 12:15||   2017-06-23 12:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Likely the senior leadership; the Chechens, the Baathists et al, are long gone.
Posted by Pappy 2017-06-23 15:22||   2017-06-23 15:22|| Front Page Top

#3 But it seems they are not letting the junior leaders get out alive, so ISIS is not gaining the benefit of experience in developing its next generation of leaders.
Posted by Glenmore 2017-06-23 15:34||   2017-06-23 15:34|| Front Page Top

#4  ISIS is not gaining the benefit of experience in developing its next generation of leaders

1. Life is cheap

2. Life is harsh

3. Some lives end up slightly more valuable than others, e.g. Chechens, "Russians", those with various skills, money, connections.

4. As a result of 1 &2, Those that aren't valuable end up having to prove themselves through the Darwin School of Warfare.

It's all very Occidental.
Posted by Pappy 2017-06-23 18:53||   2017-06-23 18:53|| Front Page Top

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