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 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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