Iraq arrests two Islamic State jihadists in Maysan governorate

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group

Maysan ( – The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Monday that its forces arrested two members of the Islamic State terrorist group in the eastern governorate of Maysan.

Speaking to the privately-owned Alsumaria News TV channel, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the ministry’s spokesman, said counter-terrorism forces and intelligence arrested two Islamic State terrorists, who are wanted on terror charges pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.

According to the spokesman, the two terrorists were handed over to the competent authorities for interrogation and legal action.

Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of military operations against Islamic State in Iraq on December 9, 2017 three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

The jihadist group had seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq in 2014, when it proclaimed a “caliphate” and imposed its rule over some 10 million people.

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