Iraqi troops apprehend Islamic State militant in Anbar

Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant. File photo

Anbar ( – The Iraqi intelligence service announced on Wednesday the capture of an Islamic State militant a few hours after he came back from Turkey.

Acting upon intelligence reports, military intelligence agents managed to arrest an Islamic State militant, who fled to Turkey following the Islamic State’s collapse in Iraq in December 2017, Alghad Press website quoted the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate as saying in a statement.

The terrorist took part in the armed attacks that was launched by Islamic State against security forces during the group’s capture of a large swath of Iraqi territories during the period from 2014 to 2017, the statement read.

He was taken to a detention center for interrogation, the statement concluded.

Between June 2014 and December 2017, Islamic State seized large areas of Iraq and led a campaign of widespread violence and systematic violations of international human rights and humanitarian law – acts that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.

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