Arrest warrants issued for defense, interior ministries officials for corruption

Logo of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense (MoD). File photo.

Baghdad ( Arrest warrants have been issued for several Iraqi defense and interior ministry officials over suspicions of financial and administrative corruption.

U.S.-owned Alhurra Iraq reported that warrants were made for the arrest of 48 senior defense ministry officials over “financial and administrative corruption”.

It added that similar documents were issued for tens of Interior Ministry members for similar suspicions.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stressed on fighting corruption as a major target following the defeat of Islamic State militants in the country earlier this month.

Former defense minister Khaled al-Obaidi was sacked last year after a parliamentary impeachment over corruption. The parliament has also questioned several ministers and government servants for multiple financial and administrative abuses.


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