The press Secretary of the U.S. Department of defense Peter cook reported that the Iraqi army, which is fighting for the capture of Mosul, the group confronts ISIS (prohibited Russian) numbering from three thousand to five thousand people.
According to TASS, cook also described the ongoing operation as one of the largest and assured that it goes according to plan. He also said that Iraq is 5 thousand American soldiers, many of whom are now in the role of advisors to the Iraqi army or provide logistical support.
According to him, the Pentagon wants to minimize the risk of those American military who performs the role of advisors. These individuals are not in the forefront.
He also said that at this stage is not involved, and American Apache helicopters, but later they can be used.
Peter cook said that it is expected that the operation will last for a long time.