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ISIS element behind kidnapping of truffle pickers arrested in Ramadi

The leader of the group that has killed or kidnapped several Iraqis while they were picking truffles in al-Nukheib area, western Iraq, earlier this year has been arrested, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence said Thursday (October 3rd).

The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) is believed to be behind the killings.

The Military Intelligence Directorate arrested the leader of the group "following months of monitoring", the ministry said in a statement.

"He is being questioned to identify his accomplices in the operation that resulted in the killing of nine Iraqi truffle pickers in al-Nukheib desert last winter," it added.

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