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An Iraqi army division has set up its headquarters there, alongside Kurdish peshmerga fighters.Gen. Najim Abed al-Jabouri, the Iraqi commander for the Mosul offensive. He now has about 5,000 troops, but he says he needs a force six times larger and an attack plan that hits Mosul from all sides. Gen. Najat Ali, the commander of Kurdish forces in Makhmour, says that a political agreement is needed now on governing the big, multiethnic city once Daesh is driven out."The Iraqi regular army, trust me, they are not in a position to do this alone," cautions Masrour Barzani, the national security adviser and intelligence chief for the Kurdistan Regional Government, speaking at his headquarters in Irbil. He said the Makhmour area must be cleared soon by the Iraqi army – so that Mosul is surrounded from the south, as well as from the areas north, east and west of the city already captured by Kurdish forces.
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