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Senior Iraqi official detained in Jordan over corruption charges

Jordanian authorities have detained a senior Iraqi official in Queen Alia International Airport over corruption charges, security sources said on Wednesday.

Jihad Qataam was detained while trying to enter into Jordan coming from an European country, sources added.

Iraqi authorities announced that Jihad Qataam worked as former official at the Iraqi Defense Minister. He is wanted over stealing state funds estimated at dlrs one billion. 

Last Modified: Wednesday، 01 February 2017 07:21 PM