Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Captured ISIS fighter explains why he was in Kirkuk

By Rudaw 8/2/2017
-

KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region — Kirkuk police said they have arrested four ISIS militants disguised as refugees in a raid. The four had pledged allegiance to ISIS as soon as the group overran Hawija in 2014.

 

One of the captured who had snuck into Kirkuk with refugees to work in an ISIS sleeper cell revealed precise information on other militants inside Hawija.

 

"I was specifically sent [by ISIS] to provide information on security forces in Kirkuk. There are nearly 600 ISIS militants inside Hawija including Saudis, Chechen, Bahraini, Chinese and Americans. Also, a group of Kurds named 'Fursan Kurdistan' [Horsemen of Kurdistan] are stationed on Makhul Mountain near Hawija," he explained.

 

The influx of IDPs into Kirkuk has forced security forces to launch two to three raids in Kirkuk and its outskirts every week.

 

Head of Kirkuk Suburban Police Brig. Sarhad Qadir said due to strong security measures, ISIS militants cannot carry out terror attacks in Kirkuk easily.

 

"It is not like previously when they would use roads from Rashad, Riyaz and Hawija to bring explosives into Kirkuk," Qadir noted.

 

Qadir added "the Peshmerga has controlled these roads very well. [These ISIS militants] who come do not have anything with them. If they could, they would conduct attacks as they did before ISIS came when they were exploded three cars or four cars, or some days, seven cars."


Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Kurdo Bakur | 4/24/2019 5:24:25 PM
Thank you Germany. And I hope this will make other coalition countries to help the Syrian Kurdish forces to treat their wounded.
Germany inaugurates new Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil
| 23 hours ago | (1)
Kurdo | 4/24/2019 12:13:16 PM
This regime is done and it was all a game to keep Iran and the region backwards. Islam and christianity is bad and do not belong in Iran or Kurdistan.
Hama | 4/24/2019 4:30:01 PM
What Trump is doing is clearly working. Iran is feeling the pressure big-time and it's only going to get worse. Even though the Ayatollah-regime...
Iran will only negotiate if US lifts pressure, apologizes: Rouhani
| yesterday at 12:50 | (2)
Hama | 4/24/2019 4:08:18 PM
What a disgusting people and system. Imagine blaming a widow and even children because of something you think they're father did. To deny a child...
Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of ISIS legacy
| 22 hours ago | (1)
Hama | 4/24/2019 3:41:57 PM
What a brave a woman. The things she and numerous other New Generation members are describing are beyond sickening. Ofcourse Shaswar Abdulwahid will...
John Bird | 4/24/2019 3:43:10 PM
The only scandalous thing here is the surprise that some people show. The guy is a shadowy businessman, established a media that no one knows how he...
New Generation MP accuses leader of nude video blackmail
| 20 hours ago | (2)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

New Generation MP accuses leader of nude video blackmail 20 hours ago | (2)

New Generation MP accuses leader of nude video blackmail

"I will take this letter to the court and file a more
Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of ISIS legacy 22 hours ago | (1)

Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of ISIS legacy

"By punishing entire families, you marginalize more
0.532 seconds