Iraqi army takes action against terrorist group «Islamic state» to the North of the country. Its units become concentrated in the Kirkuk area, where will begin the attack on Mosul.
In the battles for the city, which is called the Northern capital of Iraq, will be attended not only regular troops, but also units of the Kurdish self-defense forces «Peshmerga». For the first time to large-scale operations will join the Christian militia.
A group calling itself Forces of the valley of Nineveh, was created about a year and a half ago, when ISIS launched an attack on the Christian areas of Northern Iraq. The command States that the militia consists of 600 fighters, but hundreds of young Christians would be willing to join his ranks.
Training and arming the Forces of the valley of Nineveh engaged in the Kurdish self-defense units. The government of Iraqi Kurdistan has already declared that are ready to provide Christian areas of autonomy. These plans lead to resentment of the Central government, fearing the establishment of an independent Kurdistan.