ISIS is sending suicidal soldiers to defend its stronghold in a pending battle in Mosul.
According to CNN, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is sending “suicide squads” to Mosul in anticipation of a major battle there. Thousands of troops from enemy powers are en route to the city as well and it is reportedly part of an Iraqi government military campaign strategy to take Mosul in coming weeks.
It has been reported that approximately 100 thousand Iraqi official military forces began moving on Mosul on October 17. The mission of the campaign was to take the city out of the hands of ISIS. As the Iraqi official military troops moved closer to Mosul, they took smaller villages out of the control of ISIS along the way.
It has also been reported that ISIS soldiers have been attaching explosives to bridges running across the Tigris river, which provide direct routes into the city. On top of suicide fighters and landmines, it is being reported that ISIS has equipped multiple vehicles with bombs.