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Kurdistan

Kirkuk security detain two members of an ISIS sleeper cell

By Rudaw 11/6/2017
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KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region—Kirkuk security forces arrested two ISIS militants who after interrogations admitted they had been working as part of an ISIS sleeper cell in the city, one of them is a brother of an ISIS emir arrested recently. 

 

“The arrested men had stayed in the Arab neighborhoods,” Kirkuk security said, adding that the men were arrested at 2:00am local time.

 

One of the militants spoke to Rudaw and said he had been working for ISIS for two years. 

 

In six months police and security forces have arrested 75 ISIS militants and affiliates in Kirkuk and in camps set up for Hawija IDPs, most of them having infiltrated the refugee influx to reach the area .

 

Kirkuk security forces had been watching two suspects for 15 days after being tipped off about two ISIS militants in Amala Shaabi neighborhood whose majority is Arabs. 

 

“This was a dangerous ISIS sleeper cell. They had changed their districts, mostly staying in Arab neighborhoods. They had stayed somewhere different every night. We arrested one of them in a women’s wardrobe, and the other on the roof trying to escape,” Colonel Farhad Fazil, director of Asayesh headquarters in Kurdistan district, told Rudaw. 

 

The militants had been gathering information on security forces and were on the list of wanted people. They had been working for ISIS for a long time. 

 

“I am from Kirkuk. I have been working for ISIS as a sleeper cell for two years. My job was sending information. I also often was throwing threat letters into the houses of the security forces,” one of the militants said.

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