Known as 'Abu Tariq'

National Security Agency announces arrest of ISIS communicator

SALAH Al-DIN, October 16 — The National Security Agency announced on Monday the arrest of the individual known as “Abu Tariq,” who was responsible for communication and mail delivery within the ISIS organization in what is referred to as the “Salah al-Din Province.”

In a statement from the agency, a copy of which was obtained by Network 964:

The National Security Agency continues to carry out its specialized operations to track down defeated elements in various regions of the country. Following a precise surveillance and tracking operation, our counter-terrorism cell successfully arrested one of the most dangerous terrorists belonging to the ISIS terrorist groups within the so-called Salah al-Din Province, who goes by the name of “Abu Tariq.” He held the position of communications and mail delivery, utilizing various social media platforms for communication.

Through the interrogations, the accused confessed to his affiliation with ISIS and his direct connection to the so-called economic leader and commander of the Hemreen Mountains terrorist group, known as “Muntasir al-Samarrai.” Additionally, he was involved in the transportation and logistical support of terrorist groups.

The accused terrorist, “Abu Tariq,” hails from a radicalized family, with all of his siblings being members of terrorist groups, most of whom were killed by security forces during the liberation operations in the occupied areas.

Following the preliminary statements provided by the accused and the information he divulged, an airstrike was carried out on one of the terrorist group’s hideouts on “Hay Island” in the Salah al-Din Province. This location was hosting eight members of ISIS, resulting in the death of several of them.

The arrest of the mentioned suspect was conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article (4) on terrorism, following distinguished intelligence and technical efforts that led to his capture in the “Tal Kisibah” area in the Salah al-Din Province.

His statements have been officially documented, and he has been referred to the relevant judicial authorities to take the necessary legal actions against him.