Iraqi general responsible for losing Mosul has been sentenced to death

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      Gharawi Death Sentences

      BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Iraqi commander responsible for conceding the historical city of Mosul to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the Summer of 2014 has been sentenced to death by a military tribunal, Al-Sura News reported.

      General Mahdi Al-Gharawi was issued a death sentence by a military tribunal this week, marking the first time an army commander has been given the death penalty under Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar Al-‘Abadi.

      A document detailing the crimes committed by General Gharawi were released by pro-government media outlets on Friday – please see below:

      Death Sentences

      But another interesting thing is:
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Lieutenant General Mahdi Gharawi knew an attack was coming.

      An investigation by Reuters shows that higher-level military officials and Maliki himself share at least some of the blame. Several of Iraq’s senior-most commanders and officials have detailed for the first time how troop shortages and infighting among top officers and Iraqi political leaders played into Islamic State’s hands and fueled panic that led to the city’s abandonment. Maliki and his defense minister made an early critical mistake, they say, by turning down repeated offers of help from the Kurdish fighting force known as the peshmerga.

      Gharawi’s role in the debacle is a matter of debate. A member of the country’s dominant Shi‘ite sect, he alienated Mosul’s Sunni majority before the battle, according to the provincial governor and many citizens. That helped give rise to IS sleeper cells inside Mosul. One Iraqi officer under his command faulted Gharawi for not rallying the troops for a final stand.

      For his part, Gharawi says he stood firm, and did not give the final order to abandon the city. Others involved in the battle endorse that claim and say Gharawi fought until the city was overrun. It was only then that he fled.

      Gharawi says three people could have given the final order: Aboud Qanbar, at the time the defense ministry’s deputy chief of staff; Ali Ghaidan, then commander of the ground forces; or Maliki himself, who personally directed his most senior officers from Baghdad. The secret of who decided to abandon Mosul, Gharawi says, lies with these three men. Gharawi says a decision by Ghaidan and Qanbar to leave Mosul’s western bank sparked mass desertions as soldiers assumed their commanders had fled. A senior Iraqi military official backs that assertion.

      None of the three men have commented publicly on their decisions in Mosul. Maliki has declined Reuters requests for an interview for this article. Qanbar has not responded, while Ghaidan could not be reached.

      Lieutenant General Qassim Atta, a military spokesman with close ties to Maliki, told Reuters last week that Gharawi “above all others … failed in his role as commander.” The rest, he said, “will be revealed before the judiciary.”

      Gharawi took order from Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, and him took order from US, Gharawi will pay with his life Maliki and US dirty plot, they are the ONLY RESPONSABLE OF MOSUL FALL

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      @a-sick-mind

      That idiot Maliki is a trembler and i think a closet submissive in a homo couple.

      If true,maliki should be shot against the wall for undermining gharawi by giving orders himself to the senior officers!

      • #105891

        Maliki betray his country and butcher his own populance to serve the Zionist agenda of Great Israel empire and the destruction of Middle East, this make him the worst traitor of Iraq and deserve the public hanging like Saddam

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