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Iraqi forces arrest Diyala City Council member

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) ahh.bs KUNA 182024 May 09NNNN