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Update: 6 Prominent Islamic State Members Arrested In Iraq

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 Iraq has arrested six prominent members of Islamic State IS militants with at least two of them captured in the semi autonomous Kurdistan region and eradicated four IS hideouts in the country s northern Kirkuk province said official sources on Monday The IS members active in northern Baghdad and Anbar province in western Iraq were arrested in a joint operation by the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service and the Asayish security service of the country s Kurdish region the spokesman said of the commander in chief of the Iraqi forces Yahia Rasoul she said in a statement Rasoul did not share details about the place and time of the arrest while the statement identified two of the Islamic State militants as Ahmed Saleh and Bahauddin Zubar Also on Monday the Iraqi Kurdistan regional counter terrorism service said in a statement that the Kurdistan regional government had on Sunday handed over Islamic State militants arrested in Kurdistan s Erbil province including Ahmed Saleh and Bahauddin Zubar to the Iraqi anti terrorist forces Terrorism Service Separately acting on intelligence reports from the Iraqi Interior Ministry the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants on Monday destroying four of their hideouts in Kirkuk the forces affiliated Security Media Cell tweeted Iraqi armies In recent months the Iraqi security forces have carried out operations against extremist militants to suppress their escalated activities The security situation in Iraq has been improving since the defeat of IS in 2017 However its remnants have since slipped into urban centers deserts and rugged areas carrying out frequent guerrilla attacks against security forces and civilians Xinhua
Update: 6 Prominent Islamic State Members Arrested In Iraq

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Iraq has arrested six “prominent members” of Islamic State (IS) militants, with at least two of them captured in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, and eradicated four IS hideouts in the country‘s northern Kirkuk province. said official sources. on Monday.

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The IS members, active in northern Baghdad and Anbar province in western Iraq, were arrested in a joint operation by the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service and the Asayish security service of the country’s Kurdish region, the spokesman said. of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces, Yahia Rasoul. she said in a statement.

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Rasoul did not share details about the place and time of the arrest, while the statement identified two of the Islamic State militants as “Ahmed Saleh” and “Bahauddin Zubar”.

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Also on Monday, the Iraqi Kurdistan regional counter-terrorism service said in a statement that the Kurdistan regional government had on Sunday handed over Islamic State militants arrested in Kurdistan’s Erbil province, including “Ahmed Saleh” and “Bahauddin Zubar”, to the Iraqi anti-terrorist forces. Terrorism Service.

Separately, acting on intelligence reports from the Iraqi Interior Ministry, the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants on Monday, destroying four of their hideouts in Kirkuk, the forces-affiliated Security Media Cell tweeted. Iraqi armies.

In recent months, the Iraqi security forces have carried out operations against extremist militants to suppress their escalated activities.

The security situation in Iraq has been improving since the defeat of IS in 2017. However, its remnants have since slipped into urban centers, deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerrilla attacks against security forces and civilians. . ■

(Xinhua)

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