DHI QAR (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Monday an Islamic State suspect in the southern province of Dhi Qar, a security source was quoted saying.
The militant was arrested at a security checkpoint while trying to enter Basra coming from Mosul city, the source said.
The suspect is wanted by the Iraqi judiciary pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law for joining the IS militant group, the source added.
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.