Commander: 12 ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk

Commander: 12 ISIS militants arrested in Kirkuk
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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.

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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