Demonstrators chant pro-ISIS slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, June 16, 2014. (AP)
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An Iraqi parliamentary panel called Sunday for former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and dozens of other top officials to stand trial over the fall of the northern city of Mosul to ISIS last year. Separately, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi directed military commanders accused of abandoning their posts in Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar province which was overrun by ISIS in May, to face court martial. Abadi also slashed 11 ministerial positions Sunday, cutting the three deputy prime ministers and four other posts while combining four ministries with other similar ones.The report, seen by Reuters and confirmed as accurate by three of its members, also placed responsibility for the fall of Mosul with former Mosul Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, former acting defense minister Sadoun al-Dulaimi, former army chief Gen. Babakir Zebari and Lt. Gen. Mahdi al-Gharrawi, former operational commander of Ninevah province, of which Mosul is the capital.
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