Journalist arrested in Iraq

Iraqi police have detained a correspondent of Dubai-based television Al-Arabiya at Baghdad airport after confiscating film footage, the interior ministry confirmed.

    Falluja was wrested by US forces from anti-US fighters last year

    "He was arrested at the airport because police found in his baggage a cassette about Falluja," a bastion of resistance recaptured in a US-led offensive late last year, a ministry official said on Monday.

      

    The television said it was in contact with the ministry to secure the release of the correspondent, whom it named as Wail Isam.

     

    According to the station, another correspondent based in Falluja was detained for 11 days in November by the US military, which led the massive onslaught to wrest the city from anti-US fighters.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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