Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More on the battle for Mosul

Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal has a post up on Walling Mosul
  • The building of new combat outposts has been an integral part of the counterinsurgency plan to secure Mosul. The expansion of the outposts inside the city, as well as the rebuilding of a berm surrounding the city, is seen as vital elements in reducing the violence in the northern city.

Sounds like they're going to wall it off just as they did in Fallujah. Worked pretty well down there in cutting off access to the city for Al Qaeda. It will either keep them out or keep them in so they can be hunted down and eliminated.