Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has said Iraqi courts have issued arrest warrants for 11 ministers and state officials on charges of corruption.
The premier told reporters that special committees have processed 1,267 cases of corruption before sending them to the court over the past six months.
Another 4,117 cases are still under investigation, Abd al-Mahdi added.
He detailed that a total of 1,593 arrest warrants have so far been issued for individuals found guilty of involvement in corruption, 497 of which have already been arrested.
There are also arrest warrants issued for 15 director generals in different ministries of the government.