Suspects caught in Erbil, Kirkuk, and Sulaymaniyah

Counterterrorism forces arrest 4 suspects, including ISIS explosives expert

BAGHDAD, September 4 — Iraqi counterterror forces apprehended four suspects, including a supposed explosives expert, affiliated the ISIS organization in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Kirkuk governorates.

The Counter-Terrorism Unit issued a statement, which read:

The operations were carried out under the directives of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani, and under the supervision of the Chief of the Counter-Terrorism Unit, Major General Abdulwahhab Al-Saadi.

Our forces embarked on a series of qualitative operations, resulting in the arrest of four terrorists belonging to ISIS criminal gangs.

In coordination with the Erbil Counter-Terrorism Directorate, our units arrested the terrorist leader W.M.M, who held the position of explosives expert in the northern sector of the ISIS criminal gangs.

Collaborating with the Sulaymaniyah Counter-Terrorism Regiment, two terrorists were apprehended separately in the Bazian and Chamchamal regions of the Sulaymaniyah government.

Furthermore, as part of the series of specialized operations, our unit’s special forces conducted an arrest operation in Kirkuk, apprehending another terrorist.

These proactive and targeted operations by the Counter-Terrorism forces are ongoing around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our nation.