Islamic State terrorist group leader arrested in Diyala
An Islamic State leader has been arrested in Khanaqin region in Diyala, a security source from Diyala said on Sunday.
Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “security troops managed, today, depending on information from the intelligence to arrest an Islamic State leader, who was possessing telecommunications devices. He was hiding in a house in central Khanaqin in Diyala province.”
The militant, according to the source, “was then taken to detention cell for investigations.”
Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.
Source: Iraqi News