The parliamentary legal committee requested on Monday the attorney general to reopen the issue of Mosul’s fall in ISIS’ grip, a move that will lead to the trial of Iraqi officials, including former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The Iraqi Parliament voted in 2015 on this issue and referred it to the judicial system to take the necessary measures.
Mohsen al-Saadon, head of the parliamentary legal committee, called on the government to follow up this issue and be aware of its development.
The parliament voted in August 2015 on a report calling for the prosecution of al-Maliki and 35 Iraqi officials over the fall of Mosul city to ISIS.
The terrorist group’s seizure of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, in June 2014 as it swept across the Syrian border and declared a modern caliphate, exposed once and for all the brokenness of the system left in place by the 2003-2011 US occupation.
It has left the Baghdad government dependent on Shiite militias, many funded and assisted by neighboring Iran, to defend the capital and recapture lost ground.
It is estimated that there are a few of ISIS terrorists left in the second largest city of Iraq. It is expected that they will desperately defend the last pocket of the city that has been once their main stronghold in Iraq.