Iraq arrests Islamic State’s chief IED engineer in Diyala

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected fighter with the Islamic State group during a military operation.

Diyala ( Iraqi security forces arrested Islamic State’s chief explosives expert in Diyala province, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that a security operation in Diyala resulted in the arrest of a the Islamic State’s “IED planting official”, nicknamed “Abu Yassin”, having received intelligence information about his presence at a house in Khanaqin town.

Five companions were arrested along with him, according to the security source, who explained that Abu Yassin was behind several bombings that occurred recently in Diyala .

Though the Iraqi government said last December it had ended Islamic State militants’ presence in the country, remaining cells have carried out occasional attacks against security forces and civilians, and troops continue to comb liberated regions i search for those cells.

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