August 18, 2015 / 10:30 AM / in 2 years

Iraq's Maliki says report on fall of Mosul has 'no value': statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, on Tuesday condemned as having “no value” a parliamentary panel’s findings on the fall of Mosul to Islamic State which called for him and other top officials to stand trial for negligence.

Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

“What happened in Mosul was a conspiracy planned in Ankara, then the conspiracy moved to Erbil,” Maliki said in posts on Facebook, referring to the capitals of Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams

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