SMA NEWS – BAGHDAD
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.