This is coolbert:
Yet ONE MORE complicating factor. That battle to capture Mosul from the Islamic State NOW the Turk wants a role. An already fractured coalition and loosely held together force of Kurd and Iraqi National Army now must take into considerations the wishes and desire of the Turk?
As reported by the DEBKAfile newsletter:
"Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'"
"PM Binali Yildirim [Turkey PM] said it might be necessary to take action because Iraq and the US had not kept their promises. He said both countries had allowed Shia militias and Kurdish separatists to take part in the operation. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Saturday told the US that there was no need for Turkish forces as yet. Fighting on the sixth day of the offensive on Saturday was reported to be intense, as the Iraqi military seized more ground. ... Correspondents say Mr Abadi's refusal to countenance the prospect of Turkish involvement in the Mosul offensive could upset Turkish President [Erdogan] ..."
NO unity of command and now the new boy wants to enter the fray. With their own goals in minds. What next?