Iraqi university president accused of aiding al-Qaida

by E Wayne Ross on August 28, 2008

The Herald: 2 Iraqi officials accused of aiding al-Qaida

BAGHDAD—A university president and a top local official in a restive province north of Baghdad are suspected of giving weapons and government cars to al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents, according to arrest reports obtained Wednesday.

The leak of the reports appeared aimed, in part, at countering claims by Sunni Muslim politicians that Shiite-led security forces arrested the two—both Sunnis—on political grounds in Diyala province.