Iraq Army Chiefs To Stand Trial Over Ramadi Withdrawal

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Iraqi Prime Minister has approved the decision of an investigative council to refer military commanders to a court martial for abandoning their positions in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Ramadi. Haider al-Abbadi confirmed the decision in a statement on his website on Sunday.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom, reporting from Baghdad, said the statement says that all military officials with the rank of officer or above, who left their Ramadi posts without permission, will be court-martialled.

“What is not clear is when those court martials will happen, or if any of those members of the military have already [faced proceedings],” he said.  ISIL seized Anbar province’s capital Ramadi in May, extending its control over the Euphrates valley west of Baghdad and dealing a major setback to Abbadi and the US-backed army he entrusted with its defence.

The fall of Ramadi was widely considered as the Iraqi army’s worst defeat since ISIL swept through north Iraq last June. It led US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter to attribute the setbacks around Ramadi to a lack of will on the part of the Iraqi military. The US estimated in July that there are between 1,000 and 2,000 ISIL fighters in Ramadi.

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