Confirmed information reveals that newly appointed Youth Minister Ahmed
al-Obeidi was an official leader in ISIS, lawmaker Talal al-Zobaie, expecting
that Obeidi would be sacked soon.
"Efforts have been carried out to dismiss the minister of youth and sports in light of the accusation of him belonging to ISIS," Zobaie said in a TV statement. He noted that a confirmed report has reached Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi concerning Obeidi.
Zobaie also called for punishing the bloc that allowed the nomination of Obeidi and to review the mechanism according to which he was chosen.
Parliament voted in October to name Obeidi as the youth minister as a candidate of the Hal Movement political party headed by Jamal Karbouli.