Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on January 13, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on January 13, 2014 © Ahmed Saad - Pool/AFP/File
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on January 13, 2014
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Last updated: June 17, 2014

Iraq PM dismisses senior security commanders

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki dismissed several senior security force commanders on Tuesday in the face of a week-old militant offensive that has overrun swathes of the country.

Those dismissed included the top commander for the northern province of Nineveh, the first to fall in the assault, which has since driven south towards the capital.

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