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Video shows Iraqi army commander after fleeing Mosul

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A video clip obtained by Al Arabiya shows Iraqi army commander Major General Mohammed al-Quraishi, also known as Abu al-Walid, fleeing to the Kurdish-controlled northern part of Iraq after Islamist militants stormed the city of Mosul, which he was supposed to defend.

General Quraishi appeared in the video along with the commanders of the Kurdish Peshmerga security forces.

Iraqi military commanders had abandoned their posts in the northern province of Anbar earlier this month after coming under attack from Jihadists members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)