A former general of Iraqi forces and Iraqi ex-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are to be investigated, alongside a number of high-level Iraqi army commanders, by a committee considering the fall of Mosul last June. The committee has been convened by the Iraqi Parliament.
An Iraqi Member of Parliament, Abdulrahman Louzi, said that the newly formed committee will begin the investigation next week.
Explaining that the committee will investigate the reasons behind the taking of Mosul by Islamic State, he said, “Last week, a majority of Iraqi MPs (200 Members) voted in favor of instigating the investigative committee.”
A member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Shakhawan Abdullah, told local media that while the committee had previously prepared a preliminary report about the fall of the city, its scope has now been expanded.
Abdullah said that the committee will investigate all people mentioned in official orders from the head of the Iraqi military and federal government.
“If the name of Maliki is mentioned in the orders, the committee will investigate him,” claimed Abdullah.
In the June 10 attack on Mosul, Islamic State overran the city when Iraqi army units abandoned their positions. The militants took control of significant stores of light and heavy weaponry that has since been used in clashes across Iraq and Syria.