Thousands of Iraqis are pouring out of Mosul, after militants inspired by al Qaida seized control of the city. An Iraqi Governor says his government is determined to retake the city. (June 11)
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The governor of an Iraqi province overrun with militants says authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after large parts of it were seized by Islamist insurgents.
The Ninevah province governor, Atheel al-Nujaifi, said on Wednesday that authorities have a plan to restore security and defeat al-Qaida-inspired militants who seized most of Mosul in a stunning assault, raiding government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled.
Al-Nujaifi also accused senior commanders of the security forces of providing Baghdad with false information about the situation in Mosul and demanding that they should stand trial.
He also says smaller armed groups joined the al-Qaida-breakaway group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the fight for control the city.