Qwat Al-Khasah, 2nd Battalion along with Coalition Forces conduct combined mission rehearsal, involving movements, maneuvers, and battle tracking, on May 30, 2020, Taji, Iraq. (Photo by Sgt. Cambrin Bassett/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve)

‘Major’ ISIS Target Arrested at Baghdad Airport

Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service said on Monday it had arrested the “administrative chief” of the Islamic State (ISIS) group after his arrival at Baghdad airport.

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was “getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad”, CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noaman told AFP.

Describing him as a “major target”, Noaman said Abu Naba had been steering financial support to ISIS, organising meetings and relaying messages between jihadist members.

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