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Iraq: Senior Daesh/ISIS terrorist arrested in Mosul

Terrorist was so-called operative of 'financial affairs' of Daesh/ISIS, according to Iraq's Defense Ministry

Idris Okuduci  | 28.12.2019 - Update : 29.12.2019
Iraq: Senior Daesh/ISIS terrorist arrested in Mosul

ISTANBUL

Two Daesh/ISIS terrorists were held in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

Among terrorists was a so-called senior operative responsible for the financial affairs of the terror group in Mosul, the ministry said in a statement.

In mid-2014, Daesh/ISIS overran roughly one-third of Iraq, including Mosul.

By late 2017, the Iraqi army -- with the help of the U.S.-led military coalition -- recovered most if not all the territories lost to the terrorist group.

Although officials in Baghdad say Daesh/ISIS presence in the country has been largely eradicated, the terrorist group has continued to stage sporadic attacks in Iraq's Nineveh, Kirkuk, Diyala, Saladin and Anbar provinces.

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