Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday an Islamic State warlord while trying to flee the country into neighboring Jordan, a security source said.
Speaking to the Iraqi Almaalomah news website, the source said that the Islamic State leader “is wanted by Iraqi judiciary on charges of targeting security forces and citizens.”
“The IS terrorist was apprehended while trying to escape into Jordan via the Trebil crossing on the Iraqi-Jordanian border,” the source said, adding that the arrest was made pursuant to accurate intelligence reports.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.