TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi intelligence forces on Tuesday detained a senior member of the Daesh terror group in Dijla in Kirkuk.
“The intelligence represented by the Federal Police Intelligence at the Ministry of Interior has arrested a terrorist in the Kirkuk governorate center, the man is wanted in accordance with the provisions of Article 4/ terrorism,” Iraqi intelligence said in a statement, Shafaq News reported.
“The terrorist worked in several positions, the last of which was the Improvised explosive devices official in the Dijlah state,” it added.
The report also said that the ringleader has confessed to his crimes and has been referred to the judiciary.
In recent months, suspected Daesh militants have stepped up attacks, particularly in the area between Kirkuk, Salahuddin (north), and Diyala (east), known as the “Triangle of Death”.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over Daesh by reclaiming all of its territory – about a third of the country’s area – invaded by the terrorist group in 2014.
However, the terrorist group still maintains sleeper cells in some areas of Iraq and periodically launches attacks.
The Iraqi army and popular forces continue to carry out frequent operations against the terror group in these parts of the country.