Situation in Syria and Iraq

Fifty Iraqi members of the Daesh handed over to Baghdad from Syria

by Anadolu Agency

Fifty Iraqi members of the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group were handed over to Baghdad from Syria on Saturday, according to Iraqi authorities.

In a statement, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said the Iraqi suspects were arrested inside Syrian territories and were handed over to Iraq through the Rabi’a border crossing with Syria.

In June 2014, the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group captured Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces and parts of Diyala and Kirkuk, which were recaptured from the group in late 2017 by the Iraqi forces with support from a US-led coalition.

Thousands of Daesh/ISIS members fled to neighboring Syria after the defeat of the terror group.

The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group, which has mounted sporadic attacks in Iraq in recent months.

Anadolu Agency
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