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Iraqi security forces arrest prominent Daesh leader


Iraq’s security forces announced on Friday the arrest of a prominent Daesh leader south of Baghdad, state news agency INA reported.

A statement by the security forces, published by INA, stated that the militant belong to Daesh and operated as part of the so-called “Wilayat al-Janoub.”

In 2017, Iraq declared final victory over Daesh after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

However, Daesh still has sleeper cells in several Iraqi provinces.

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