Iraq security forces have declared arresting a veteran ISIS leader known as the “Prince of Battles”, west of Mosul.
In a statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said the so-called ‘prince of battles’ commander, affiliated with ISIS, was arrested in Rabia district, west of Mosul, as he came back from Syria, to where he escaped after the liberation of Iraqi territories.
In December 2017, Iraq declared victory against ISIS. However, some sleeper cells still carry out sporadic attacks against civilians and security forces. There is a possibility that fugitive leaders could rally support from disgruntled Iraqis and reorganize the group.