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Tango0105 Apr 2017 9:22 p.m. PST

… to clear a path for leader al-Baghdadi to escape Mosul'.

"The leader of ISIS used 17 suicide car bombs and 300 fighters to clear an escape path during the siege of Mosul, according to a senior Kurdish official.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi escaped from Mosul two months ago when the road to the west was briefly re-opened by an ISIS fighter counter attack, claims Fuad Hussein.

The chief of staff to Kurdish President Masoud Barzani, told the Independent that the self-declared Caliph used the fighters to clear a road leading out of the city…"
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A trick Von Paulus could have used… (smile)


RTJEBADIA07 Apr 2017 1:32 a.m. PST

So how would you wargame it? ;)
Sincere question, though. Seems like carbombs have been pretty effective as frontline attacks, given that it is literally charging (often through the open) at an enemy in what probably only amounts to "light armor."

Naturally a company-sized attack in support should help, and I imagine couterattack was more about causing a small retreat and confusion to allow a sneak-out (rather than a breakout assault the whole way through), so perhaps you can just use the carbombs as diversions of anti-vehicle weapons in the area…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

So where is he now? Safely in Turkey, in Libya creating a new core, or is he back in Raqqa for the final battle?


Tango0108 Apr 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

Of course… safety!.


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