Friday, August 12, 2022


Civil servant involved in funding armed groups in Diala

DIALA / A civil servant was found to be involved in funding armed groups in Diala, the head of the province’s council said. “Rafiaa Liefe who works in Diala’s Social Care Department has stolen big amounts of money to fund elements of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq’,” Ibrahim Hassan al-Bajlan told news agency. Meanwhile, Diala’s Police Chief General Abdelhussein al-Shemmary said, “We will not allow the province to return to square one concerning the security situation.” Baaquba, the capital city of Diala province, lies 57 km northeast of Baghdad. MH (P) / SS 1

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