Alqosh, Iraq (AINA) -- An Assyrian council leader who was removed from his post (AINA 2014-06-15) and replaced by a Kurd has been reinstated following a demonstration demanding his return by hundreds of Assyrians in the town of Alqosh, Iraq.
The 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).
As 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.