4 ISIL terrorist forces detained in Iraq

4 ISIL terrorist forces detained in Iraq

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Iraqi forces detained four members of the ISIL terrorist group in three provinces of the country.

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said that one terrorist was detained in Sulaymaniyah, one in Nineveh, and two others in Baghdad.

It also stated the efforts to restore stability and fight against terrorism will continue.

Recently, Sabah al-Numan, spokesperson for the CTS, said that the ISIL terrorist group is not considered a threat to Iraq's national security anymore.

The terrorist groups in Iraq are residing in mountainous areas that allow them to hide more easily, he said, stressing that those areas are far from the cities.

ISIL tries to carry out terrorist operations from time to time just to claim that it is still alive, but in fact, it no longer has the ability to advance a specific strategy, he underlined.

ISIL, which attacked Iraq on June 7, 2014, and managed to capture about 45% of the country's territory for a short period of time, was defeated in November 2017; However, since then, the remanent members of the terrorist group are present and operating in Iraq and Syria and carry out terrorist attacks from time to time.

Iraqi security forces keep searching, clearing, and chasing ISIL across the country to make sure that ISIL and its fugitive elements do not re-emerge.

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Source: Mehr News

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