Iraqi police arrest ISIL 'postman' in Diyala

According to al-Shemari, a special police team arrested the man as he was delivering messages to and from ISIL members near the city of Baqubah.

Iraqi police arrest ISIL 'postman' in Diyala

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi police on Wednesday arrested a man who authorities described as a "postman" for the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the eastern Diyala province.

"Keeping the man under watch has helped us trace the movement's secret places in the province," Diyala Police Chief Jameel al-Shemari said in a statement.

According to al-Shemari, a special police team arrested the man as he was delivering messages to and from ISIL members near the city of Baqubah.

Al-Shemari argued that police could have arrested the man earlier, but they wanted to follow him in order to locate ISIL hideouts.

Earlier, police said that around 70 percent of the ISIL militants in the province had been arrested during security operations in northern and northeastern Iraq.

Last Mod: 06 Mart 2014, 09:17
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