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Iraqi forces arrest ISIS leader in Ramadi: defense ministry

2019-11-22

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SULAIMANI — The federal Ministry of Defense said on Friday (November 22) that the security forces had arrested an Islamic State (ISIS) leader in Ramadi in western Iraq.

The military intelligence directorate at the defense ministry said in a statement that the militant was responsible for the logistics of the group. He was detained after an arrest warrant was issued in accordance with Article 4 of Iraqi Terrorism Law.

Islamic State militants overran a large swath of Iraqi territory in 2014. Iraqi forces and Peshmerga managed to clean the areas once captured by the militants by the end of 2017 when the federal government announced victory over the group.

Despite its defeat, the militant group still poses a threat to the security of the country as there are still sleeper cells in Iraq.

(NRT Digital Media)