Senior ISIS commander captured in Khanaqin
Iraqi security forces captured on Thursday a senior Islamic State (IS) commander who was in charge of planting bombs in the Kurdish disputed city of Khanaqin.
Sources told Shafaq News that Abu Yassin and five of his fellows were arrested during an operation in Diyala province, adding that he was responsible for several terrorist attacks, including a recent bomb explosion in the province.
Meanwhile, Alghad Press cited the spokesperson for the Iraqi interior ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying that a pair of extremists one of which was member of the so-called Jaish al-Usrah (the army of difficulty) of Islamic State were apprehended in al-Quds district in Mosul’s eastern side, as reported by Iraqi News.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced the full victory against the Islamic State in December, last year, but the terrorist group has lately re-emerged in most liberated areas, continuing to carry out crimes against the security forces as well as civilians.