ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) members were captured in the Iraqi province of Diyala on Thursday, local police confirmed.
Speaking to BasNews, Nihad Mohammed, a spokesperson for Diyala Police, pointed out that the city's intelligence service forces jointly with other local security forces managed to capture the two jihadists.
They were captured in the district of Sharaban, he said, noting that they had been wanted by a court.
"Those two members of Daesh have previously been involved in various terrorist activities," Mohammed said, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State.
The IS group was announced as "fully defeated" across Iraq in late 2017, but the militant group still continues to pose a serious threat to the security forces and civilians in the country.