In this Monday, June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-ISIS slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)
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Top Iraqi officials ignored ample warnings of an impending attack on the second city of Mosul and grossly mismanaged the ensuing crisis that saw jihadis seize it, a parliamentary report obtained by AFP says.Maliki did not have an accurate assessment of the danger in Nineveh because he relied on "misleading reports" he did not bother to confirm, and left it up to commanders to decide how to proceed after military units collapsed, it said.Maliki has dismissed the report as being "of no value".He dispatched two top officers -- General Aboud Qanbar, an army deputy chief of staff, and General Ali Ghaidan, the ground forces commander -- to address the crisis in Mosul three days before the city fell. After overrunning Mosul, ISIS seized Nineveh province and then swept south, overrunning a third of the country.
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