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12 arrested in Mosul ferry sinking, Interpol to pursue fugitives: Jabouri

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Nineveh province's commander, Major General Najm al-Jabouri on Sunday, announced the arrest of 12 people accused of being responsible for the sinking of the ferry in the city of Mosul, which led to the death of dozens including women and children.

All those who would be proved guilty in the ferry sinking will be held accountable and will be punished no matter their positions, Jabouri said in a news conference in Mosul on Sunday.

The police's investigation on the ferry incident was completed within 48 hours, 12 suspects were arrested, and arrest warrants were issued against others, Jabouri said, adding that the fugitives will be pursued by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

Earlier on Sunday, the parliament approved sacking Nawfal al-Akoub, governor of Nineveh, and his deputies, at the request of the government, after the the ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul that killed 96 people, according to some reports.

The parliament also passed a resolution to continue investigations of the tragic ferry sinking and to hold those responsible accountable.

Moreover, Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has referred a request, signed by 121 lawmakers to dissolve Nineveh's provincial council and bring its members to justice, to the parliament's legal committee for deliberation, the Iraqi lawmaker said.

A day earlier, Prime Minister Adil Abd al- Mahdi called on the parliament to sack the governor of Nineveh and his two deputies over the deadly ferry sinking.
Last Modified: Sunday، 24 March 2019 11:48 PM