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Iraqi receives 280 Iraqi ISIS militants from SDF in Syria

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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have extradited another 130 ISIS militants, captured in Syria, to Iraq, raising the total number of them up to 280, the Iraqi security agencies said.

In a press release, the agencies said the SDF detained a large number of ISIS militants, during the fight in Syria. More than 500 militants of them were Iraqis. The Iraqi Interior Ministry now received 280 militants of them.

The second group of terrorists was transferred to Iraq on Sunday, with the rest of militants of Iraqi origin expected to be handed over later, it added.

On Thursday, the Iraqi authorities declared receiving over some 150 wanted ISIS militants to the country.

SDF, backed by the US-led international coalition, announced, earlier in February, the start of an operation to liberate the village of Baghuz, located at the border between Iraq and Syria. 

Last Modified: Monday، 25 February 2019 12:05 PM