ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have captured 13 members of the Islamic State (IS) and seized rockets in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Diyala, and Wasit provinces, an official statement said on Thursday.
Iraq's Federal Intelligence Agency said in a statement that its forces had captured the insurgents during separate operations, noting that they had been wanted in accordance with Article 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Law.
"One of the arrestees was in charge of forced evacuation of civilians. The other arrestees served in the Wilayats of the South and Kirkuk," the statement said, noting that another one "was a part of the Kata'ib Saladin group."
The statement pointed out that the Iraqi forces had captured "a person" in al-Debs district, who was wanted in accordance with Article 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Law.
"He transferred arms and logistics to the terrorist groups and hid international terrorists in his residence. Three of his siblings are also affiliated with ISIS."
Moreover, the Iraqi security forces carried out two separate operations, one near the borders of Diyala and Wasit and another in the village of Greater Hemyara in Kirkuk, during which 12 rockets and a large amount of explosives were seized in addition to other logistics and equipment.