Iraqi security arrest Islamic State member at underground tunnel

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police forces stand inside an underground tunnel dug by Islamic State militants south of western Mosul’s Old City.

Kirkuk ( Iraqi police forces arrested an Islamic State member at an underground tunnel in Kirkuk province, police media said on Tuesday.

A video posted by Iraqi Federal Police showed the troops storming al-Qahara village in the province before arresting the terrorist.

The arrested militant, media reports said, quoted by Shafaq News website, is Sabah Suleiman, aka “Abu Talha”, but did not mention his ranking in the extremist group.

Thousands of Islamic State militants were killed and arrested throughout the Iraqi military campaign, backed by a US-led coalition, which launched in 2014 and recaptured areas occupied by IS by late 2017.

Iraqi security occasionally announce the capture of IS hiding cells across the group’s former havens. Militants continue to stage attacks against security forces and civilians.

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