This is coolbert:
Pity the plight of those residents of Fallujah.
A city fought over three times [four times?] now. Destruction to life and limb and property immense.
And the battle continues!!
As seen at the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"Thousands fleeing Fallujah, crossing the Euphrates river"
"Thousands of civilians from Fallujah tried to flee the battles around the city by crossing the Euphrates river flowing through the city."
"DEBKAfile military sources say that the Iraqi and Pro-Iranian Shiite forces are not advancing, and that they are unable to overcome the ISIS militants and break through their defenses. Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's Prime Minister, who visited the fighting forces, admitted that there is no progress in the attack, and that taking over the city might take longer than planned."
"Meanwhile, various sources are reporting heavy losses among the attackers. Shiite cemeteries report around 70 dead arriving daily for burial. The hospitals in Bagdad are full to capacity with injured soldiers coming from the Fallujah battles."
Coalition warfare difficult even under the most favorable of circumstances. That melange' of Iraqi National Army, Shia militia and Iranian proxies just will not be able and evidently is even now unable to fight well. Too many chiefs and too few Indians. Those Indians poor commanded I might think.
The results speak for themselves., Especially when faced with a resolute and determined foe such as the Islamic State.