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2 local officials arrested in Wassit.

WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: Security forces arrested on Thursday two local officials in northern Wassit, according to a security source.

"Quick Response forces managed on the wee small hours of Thursday morning (April 15) to arrest Haydar Hassan, chairman of al-Suweira municipality council, and his deputy Mohammad Maseer in north of Kut," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

"The two are suspected of having links to terrorist groups," he explained.

Kut, the capital of Wassit, lies 180 km southeast of Baghdad.

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Publication:Aswat al-Iraq (Erbil, Iraq)
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Date:Apr 15, 2010
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