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Nineveh council names Najm Al-Jabouri as governor

Nineveh Provincial Council voted on Sunday to elect former Nineveh operations chief Major General Najm al-Jabouri as governor.

A local source said Jabouri got the votes of 24 members of the council.

However, for his part, the current governor of Nineveh, Mansour al-Mareed, commented on the decision, saying he does not recognize the decisions of the provincial council, as it lacks the legal basis.

"I still carry out my duties as governor," Mareed said.