Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Sure 700 would be a tough blow. But they are at death's door. They have no choice but to keep fighting. This comes straight from Sun Tzu's Art of War.
On desperate ground, fight. #
For, as Chia Lin remarks: "if you fight with all your might, there is a chance of life; where as death is certain if you cling to your corner."
The Kurds will fight like hell no matter what because frankly they have no other option.
Edit: Just saw the link showing the Kurds will not press on to Mosul. So...maybe they do have other options. I stand corrected.