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Iraqi Forces Capture IS Commander near Mosul

Iraqi intelligence and security forces on Monday captured a commander of the Islamic State (IS) in north of the country, near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

Department of Military Intelligence of Iraq issued a statement to confirm the arrest of the jihadist who previously served as the commander of Islamic State’s air defense division.

According to the statement, the IS commander was captured at a security checkpoint near Mosul after days of monitoring his movements.

The unnamed IS commander was previously issued an arrest warrant by a court in Baghdad.