Three suspected Islamic State members arrested in Kirkuk

December 1, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Kirkuk- Counter terrorism units destroy tunnels used by IS militants in Dubz, 26-11-2018 Photo: Iraqi 2nd special operations media


The Iraqi Security Media Center on Saturday December 1st announced that three suspected Islamic State (IS) militants have been arrested by Iraqi security forces in Kirkuk.

The media center cited major general Sa’ad Ma’an, spokesman to the Iraqi ministry of interior as saying, “Intelligence patrols of the federal police operating within the ministry’s intelligence and federal investigations agency managed to arrest 3 suspects in Kirkuk province believed to be members of (IS) mobile patrols targeting civilians in the area.”

“The suspects have arrest warrants for involvement in terrorist activities”, the spokesman said, adding that “a special team was assigned to set up ambushes which led to their arrest.”


Earlier on November 26, 2018, the commander of the Iraqi elite Counter-Terrorism Service Major General Ma’an al-Sa’adi  declared that three tunnels used by Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Dubz district northwest of Kirkuk province.

Kirkuk province and other territories disputed between the Iraqi federal government and the Kurdistan regional government is witnessing sporadic terrorist attacks, particularly in south and west of the province, which are blamed on remnants of the Islamic State terror group.


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