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Iraq: 8 elements of Daesh arrested in the north of the country


AA / Baghdad

The Iraqi security forces arrested, Thursday, 8 elements of the terrorist organization Daesh, among them is a logistic support cell, in the provinces of Kirkuk and Salah al-Din, in the north of the country.

The Security Media Cell affiliated with the Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement that “the forces of the Interior Ministry succeeded in arresting a terrorist cell of 6 people affiliated with Daesh in the province of Kirkuk (north ) “.

After questioning, the detainees confessed to having “been active in the ranks of the organization’s logistical support groups. According to them, they provided food to the elements and participated in terrorist operations.”

The Interior Ministry, for its part, announced in a separate statement “ that an anti-terrorist force from the city of Samarra (south of Salah al-Din) in the north of the country has arrested two wanted men in accordance with provisions of Article 4 (of the anti-terrorism law) in the Tigre district of the city. “

Iraqi justice will prosecute members of the organization, in accordance with article 4 of the anti-terrorism law, which provides for the death penalty for anyone who has participated in terrorist acts.

In 2017, Iraq declared its victory over Daesh and the recovery of all of its territory, a third of which was invaded by Daesh in 2014.

However, the terrorist group maintains sleeper cells across the country and still launches sporadic attacks.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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