Iraqi security arrests 6 ISIS terrorists in 3 governorates

Iraqi security arrests 6 ISIS terrorists in 3 governorates

The Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence (DGMI) announced on Thursday the arrest of six terrorists belonging to the ISIS group in the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, and Nineveh.

The DGMI mentioned in a statement that Iraqi security forces carried out separate operations in Baghdad, Anbar, and Nineveh after receiving intelligence information indicating that a few ISIS elements exist in some areas.

The suspects were handed over to the concerned authorities after the necessary legal measures were taken against them, according to the DGMI.

In mid-November, the Iraqi Air Force destroyed a hideout belonging to ISIS and killed two terrorists in Salah Al-Din governorate, north of Baghdad.

UN experts said in a report issued last August that the ISIS group still commands between 5,000 and 7,000 members across its former strongholds in Syria and Iraq, according to the AP.

The report mentioned that during the first half of 2023, the threat posed by ISIS remained mostly high in conflict zones and low in non-conflict areas.

The report that is directed to the UN Security Council said that the overall situation is dynamic, and despite significant losses in the group’s leadership and reduced activity in Syria and Iraq, the risk of its resurgence remains.

Iraq announced in late 2017 the liberation of all its territories from the grip of ISIS, but the authorities are constantly launching security operations to pursue remnants of the terrorist group that carry out attacks from time to time in the country.

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