Iraqi counter-terrorism forces detained ISIS militant in vicinity of Sulaimani: coalition

File – An Iraqi soldier stands guard at the entrance of an army base in Nineveh province (AFP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi counter-terrorism forces detained an Islamic State (ISIS) militant in the vicinity of Sulaimani province on Tuesday (October 20), a spokesman for the U.S.-led Coalition said.

“The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Group, supported by Coalition Forces, detained an ISIS terrorist during the evening of Oct. 20 in the vicinity of Sulaymaniyah Governorate,” Col. Wayne Marotto said in a tweet.

“Terrorists-you will never live in peace-you will be pursued to the ends of the earth,” Marotto added.

Iraqi forces have stepped up efforts to detain ISIS militants in the provinces of Kirkuk, Saladin, Anbar and Baghdad.

On Monday, the Coalition’s spokesman said in a tweet that the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces detained an ISIS militant in the vicinity of Sulaimani on Sunday.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December 2017 but the militants have regrouped in the Hamrin mountain range which extends into the northern provinces – an area described by officials as a “triangle of death”.

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