Iraq (IP) – Iraqi security forces announced that they had arrested the most dangerous ISIS terrorist on the border of Diyala Province and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq after seven years of being wanted.

Iran PressMiddle East: The detained terrorist had been wanted for seven years and was included at the top of the terrorism blacklist, Almaalomah reported yesterday, quoting an Iraqi security source.

This is while the Iraqi army launched an operation against ISIS terrorists in northern Diyala Province on Sunday.

The report says ISIS hideouts in the area were pounded during the Iraqi army airstrikes.

No details about the number of casualties or the amount of the damages have been released so far.

The source highlighted that the attack was the fifth in 2022.

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