Kirkuk (IraqiNews) The Popular Mobilization Forces “PMF” (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) announced, on Monday, apprehending two Leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group in Kirkuk Province.
The paramilitary militia revealed, in a statement, that ajoint forces from the intelligence of the northern axis, 61st brigade and the Ministry of Interior’s Intelligence forces managed to apprehend two leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group, in Kirkuk Province.
Iraqi security forces are either killing or apprehending a number of the Islamic State militants, from time to time, in different areas of the country.
It is noteworthy that al-Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as the National Mobilization and as the Popular Mobilization Forces/Units/Committee (PMF/PMU/PMC), is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of some 40 militias, almost Shiite. The People’s Mobilization Forces was formed for deployment against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, by uniting existing forces under the “People’s Mobilization Committee” of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior in June 2014.