From the looks of it ,the beginning of the Mosul offensive is more than just U.S. Special Operation Teams directing the Iraqi/Peshmerga assault on Mosul. The U.S. Army deployed the big guns.
The US Artillery M109A6 Paladins has deployed to the east of Mosul in Iraq, and has started shelling Daesh targets as part of an operation to retake the city, a Peshmerga commander said on Saturday.
Peshmerga Commander Omer Huseyin, from Camp Bashiqa in northern Iraq, said that American howitzers, which were deployed some 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) away from the Mosul city center, were hitting Daesh targets.
Pentagon official who wanted to remain anonymous said that “a full scale offensive hasn’t started yet.” The official did not confirm if the operation had begun at all.
On the other hand, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said that reports on social media and the Internet that Mosul operation began were “erroneous.”
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