Iraq has arrested six key members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, at least two of them in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, and destroyed four militant hideouts in the country's northern province of Kirkuk. This information has been given from official sources. Iraqi army commander-in-chief Yahya Rasool said in a statement on Monday that IS members operating in Baghdad and north of Anbar province were arrested in a joint operation by the Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Service and the security service from the Kurdish region, Asayish. Has gone.
Rasool did not share details about the place and time of the arrest, Xinhua news agency reported, while the statement identified the two IS terrorists as Ahmad Saleh and Bahauddin Jubeir. The Security Media Cell, affiliated with Iraq's armed forces, tweeted that acting on intelligence reports from the Ministry of Interior, the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes on Monday targeting IS, destroying four of their bases in Kirkuk.
Over the past months, Iraqi security forces have launched operations against extremist militants to crack down on their intensified activities. The security situation in Iraq has been improving since the defeat of IS in 2017. However, IS men have infiltrated urban areas, deserts, and rugged terrain, carrying out frequent guerrilla attacks against security forces and civilians.
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