Islamic State’s financial chief of Diyala State, another member arrested: Ministry

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group

Baghdad ( Two terrorists, one of whom was the financial official of Islamic State’s so-called Diyala State, have been arrested, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the ministry said, “the ministry’s intelligence as well as the counter-terrorism troops managed to arrest two terrorists in al-Katoun region. One of them was the financial chief of the so-called Diyala State.”

The two members, according to the statement, “committed many terrorist crimes in the province.”

Last week, Col. Ghaleb al-Attiyah, spokesperson for Diyala police, was quoted saying that security troops managed to arrest two terrorists, one of whom was the main funder of IS cells.
He used to provide them with logistics and money at the northeastern region in Diyala. Earlier this month, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson of the Security Media Center, said the intelligence troops, in collaboration with the army, arrested the administrative official of one of the regions within Islamic State’s so-called Diyala State.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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