Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces arrested on Saturday an Islamic State member in Anbar province, police sources were quoted saying as forces continue to clear the country from remnant militants.
Alsumaria News quoted a local police source saying that troops arrested the militant in al-Tash, south of the city of Ramadi.
“The terrorist had taken part in most of terrorist attacks in Anbar,” according to the source, who clarified that the arrest came after receiving intelligence information.
Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants earlier this month, marking an end to the self-styled “caliphate” the militants announced in 2014 from Mosul.
But occasional attacks presumably perpetrated by the group have targeted civilians and security personnel at several regions, including those recaptured by Iraqi forces, provoking fears that the group might still constitute a security threat even after losing its territorial control.