BAGHDAD, May 18 (KUNA) -- Iraqi security forces arrested a member in the
City Council in Diyala area during a council meeting on Monday.
The forces arrested head of the Tawafuq (conciliation) Front bloc
Abduljabbar Ali and took him to an unknown place, a security source in Diyala
said in a statement.
The council members were meeting in Baquba, Diyala's largest cities.
Governor Abdunnaser Al-Muntaser issued a statement calling upon the
government in Baghdad to release Ali as soon as possible.
Iraqi security forces surrounded the City Council during its first session
last February and said they would arrest council members involved in
"terrorist" attacks. No arrests took place. (end)
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