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|Press TV | Jan 12, 2015|
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists will ultimately face defeat against the Iraqi army which is inflicting heavy losses upon the militants, says an analyst.
Jim W. Dean, with Veterans Today from Atlanta, said in an interview with Press TV that “the good news is they (ISIL militants) are actually losing.”
“The Iraqis have been able to use combined forces now. They have got air support. They are using some artillery. They have much better intelligence aerial surveillance,” Dean stated.
The analyst added that ISIL is now facing “a real modern army and they are working on cutting off their supplies and ISIL will not be able to maintain the attack.”
“They are just going to sustain more losses than they can replace, and you could see now they are trying to replace what they are losing by locals. They are trying to use the local people including children as cannon fire,” he said.
At least 70 Takfiri terrorists have been killed in clashes with joint Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq.
The heavily armed militants began their campaign of terror in Iraq in June 2014, taking control of the city of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland.
The notorious terror elements have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against all Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.
Iraqi soldiers and police units, Kurdish forces, Shia militiamen and Sunni tribesmen have recently succeeded in driving ISIL out of some areas.