Daesh Slave Dealer Captured
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi security forces arrested a Saudi member of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group who had gained notoriety for being the group’s slave dealer in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Reports circulating in social media suggest that the Saudi national was captured by the Iraqi security forces during an operation to liberate Fallujah, the second largest city in Iraq’s western province of Anbar.
The terrorist had attracted media attention after appearing in a video footage showing him in Mosul, distributing female captives among the notorious group’s members.
The female civilians had been held captive by Daesh after fall of Mosul in northern Iraq in June 2014.
Iraqi forces have managed to liberate key areas in the Arab country from the occupation of Daesh over the past months with the most notable being Anbar’s provincial capital of Ramadi.
Preparations are underway for the recapture of Fallujah, which is the second largest city in the sprawling province of Anbar.
The militants blitzed vast areas in western Iraq in summer of 2014 months after they captured territories in the north. Iraqi officials have vowed that they would purge Daesh from Iraqi soil in 2016.