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Those responsible for fall of Mosul should be called to account: Sadr

Moqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist Movement, called on Monday for those responsible to fall of Mosul to be held accountable.

He said those people should be called to account to prevent repeating this scenario in other cities.

Sadr also thanked the armed forces, saying they are the protectors of the state, and the only ones to be accredited with liberating Mosul.

This comes as Al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday to declare victory over ISIS in the city, even as fighting continued to rout the last jihadist diehards from a sliver from the Old City.  

The battle to retake Mosul began last October, with coordinated attacks by Kurdish Peshmerga from the east and Iraqi army units pushing up from the south.