An excerpt from, "US, Israeli Military Advisors Accused of Aiding ISIL Arrested In Iraq" Sputniknews, March 7, 2015:
Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.
The foreign military advisors were captured in a headquarters, from where the Islamic State organized its military operations in Iraq’s Northern Province of Nineveh.
The arrests were made during the Operation, codenamed "The Sting of a Scorpion". A number of other Islamic State fighters have been killed during the assault. The detained foreign advisors have now been transferred to BaghdadAn excerpt from, "EXCLUSIVE: Iraq Arrests ISIL’s US, Israeli Military Advisors in Mosul" Libya Against Superpower Media, March 7, 2015:
Iraqi Special Forces said they have arrested several ISIL’s foreign military advisors, including American, Israeli and Arab nationals in an operation in Mosul in the Northern parts of the country.
The Iraqi forces said they have retrieved four foreign passports, including those that belonged to American and Israeli nationals and one that belonged to the national of a Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-state, from ISIL’s military advisors.
The foreign advisors were arrested in a military operation in Tal Abta desert near Mosul city.
Last year, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Mossad of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria.These reports may or may not be true. But if this is true, this is great news. It will mean a huge victory for anti-ISIL forces in Iraq and across the region.
One of the biggest reasons ISIL has been able to take so much territory in Syria and Iraq is because of the presence of American, Israeli, British, French, Turkish, and GCC intelligence and military advisors.
They are the brains of the operation, directing battle plans from behind the scenes. If they are taken out of the equation then ISIL will be nothing but a distant memory very soon. If not, ISIL will grow and expand in the years to come.
So if Iraqi forces did in fact arrest these terrorist advisors then this is a bigger victory than the re-taking of any city, regardless of its symbolic or strategic significance, because you can't defeat a terrorist group if all you do is strike the body but ignore the head.