Commander: 12 ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews) Commander of the 2nd Special Operations Command announced, on Sunday, that the security forces arrested 12 members of the Islamic State group, while they were trying to sneak into the city of Kirkuk.

Major General Moen al-Saadi saind in a statement that the heroes of the Anti-Terrorism Forces managed to arrest twelve members of the Islamic State, while added that the terrorists were arrested based on accurate intelligence information.

He also explained that the arrested militants were planning to create chaos in the city and launch several terrorist attacks, but the security forces tracked them and were able to arrest them.

Also in Nineveh, five ISIS terrorists were arrested Sunday, the Iraqi Security Media Center said as the Iraqi forces still launch manhunts nationwide for remnants of the extremist group.

Troops of the homeland security department in Nineveh province arrested five Islamic State militants, who worked for the Islamic police force, also known as Hisbah, during the group’s capture of much of Nineveh province in 2014, Almaalomah news agency quoted the center’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, as saying in a statement.

“The arrestees were hiding at a border village in Nineveh when they were caught by security forces,” Rasool said, adding that the five are wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges.

“They were all handed over to the competent authorities for legal action,” the statement read.

It is noteworthy that in June 2014, following the Northern Iraq offensive, during which ISIS secured control of Tikrit and nearby areas in Syria, the Iraqi army fled Kirkuk and Kurdish forces took control of the city.

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