Wasit official arrested for Ahdab raid

Last week's incursion into Wasit province's Ahdab oil field by local politicians has angered top officials in the Oil Ministry.
Wasit official arrested for Ahdab raid
Wasit Governor Latif al-Tarfa offers a gift to Chinese Ambassador Chen Xiaodong at the oil field's opening (AFP)

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Oil Ministry has begun a legal process to charge Wasit provincial council members with what some sources are calling terrorism charges after a delegation demanding documents related to a corruption investigation forced their way onto the Ahdab oil field last week.

On Thursday, Mahdi Ali al-Mosawi, the deputy chairman of the Wasit Provincial Council, and one other unidentified member were arrested by a Quick Reaction Force of the Federal Police dispatched from Baghdad, according to a senior provincial police official.

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