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Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Captures IS Cell in Erbil

Kurdistan counter-terrorism forces cooperatively with the US-led Coalition have captured a cell of IS in the capital Erbil, a statement confirmed.

Coalition spokesperson Col. Myles B. Caggins III wrote on Twitter on Friday that the cell was captured during an operation in Erbil a few days ago.

"Acting on a warrant, on Aug. 20, elite Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Directorate troops captured ISIS sleeper cell terrorists in Erbil. @Coalition special ops advisors assisted," the spokesperson said.

It was not clear how many members of the jihadist group were captured.