Iraqi forces detain seven ‘ISIS’ leaders in Nineveh – agency

Commandos stand guard at Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service headquarters on May 31, 2021 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AFP photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Iraqi intelligence agency announced on Sunday the detention of seven “dangerous” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders in Nineveh province.

In a statement, the agency said the seven were wanted in accordance with Article 4 of the Iraqi counter-terrorism law, according to Shafaq News.

“They confessed that they worked for the militant group under the nicknames of Abu Anas, Abu Sufyan, Abu Zina, Abu Saif, Abu Fahl and Abu Mujahid,” the agency added.

Iraqi security forces have intensified efforts to detain ISIS remnants that still carry out attacks in the country.

In 2017 Baghdad announced victory over the militant group, and attacks in Iraqi cities have since become much rarer, although troops continue to fight ISIS sleeper cells in mountainous and desert areas.

The militants still mount deadly operations, mostly at night and in remote areas.

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