KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces.
The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a member of al-Qaeda in 2007 and in charge of the terrorist organisation’s activities in Hawija, a statement by Kirkuk Directorate of Security Affairs said.
The captured IS militants was also a member of the group’s intelligence body.
The second insurgent was IS’s bomb maker in Hawija, according to the statement which also reveals that his father and three siblings had joined the extremist group before Kurdish Peshmerga forces kill two of his brothers.
These two militants were settled in Daquq district of southern Kirkuk after escaping Hawija and posing as IDPs to enter the areas under the control of the Peshmerga.