An Assyrian council leader who was removed from his post and replaced
by a Kurd has been reinstated following a demonstration demanding his
return by hundreds of Assyrians in the town of Alqosh, Iraq.
council leader, Mr. Faiz Abed Jahwareh, was was replaced two days ago by
a Kurdish man who is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
the Alqosh town council met this morning, protesters marched outside
the building. Attending the council meeting were the heads of the
Nineveh council, the Tel Keppeh Council, Bishop Michael Maqdasee of
Alqosh and Mr. Jahwareh himself. The pressure from the protesters and
the Assyrians attending the council meeting forced the council to
reverse its decision and reinstate Mr. Jahwareh to his post.