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Nujaifi: Maliki's refusal to call Barzani led to fall of Mosul

Maliki's refusal to call Barzani led to fall of Mosul

Nineveh's former governor Atheel al-Nujaifi revealed on Saturday the full context of the phone calls between him and former defense minister Adnan Hadi al-Asadi.


Nujaifi said that by 9:30 P.M on 9th of June 2014, all the security forces in the right bank of Mosul had retreated from battles against ISIS terrorists and he had to move to a Police station on the left bank of Mosul.


Nujaifi added that in 11:00 P.M Asadi called him and ordered him to request help from Peshmerga forces to prevent the fall of the right bank of Mosul, but, Nujaifi told him that the Peshmerga refused to help unless they had a direct order from Nouri al-Maliki, who was the prime minister back then.


Maliki, on the other hand, refused to call Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani himself, insisting that one of his aides call him, according to Nujaifi.


He added that by then he called Asadi and told him that the Army retreated from the left bank too.


He added that he left his location at 10:00 A.M as mortars rained heavily on it.

Last Modified: Saturday، 12 August 2017 08:44 PM