Police arrest 3 ISIS elements in Baghdad

Three "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) suspects have been arrested in central and northern Baghdad in two separate security operations, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Wednesday (October 4th).

"Special forces from the Counter-Terrorism Service have arrested a dangerous leader wanted for terrorism charges and operating for the account of ISIS since 2014," ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan told Diyaruna.

"He was hiding using an alias when he was arrested in al-Adhamiyah, north of the capital," he said.

A second operation on Wednesday morning nabbed two ISIS members in al-Mansour neighbourhood in central Baghdad, Maan said.

Hand grenades, light weapons, modern communications devices and large sums of money also were seized in the operation, he added.

"One of the detainees, sentenced to life in prison, had escaped from a Mosul prison in 2014 when ISIS first attacked the city," he said.

"The operation is a significant intelligence achievement by the Iraqi forces," he said.

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