ISIS leader killed in Diyala: Security Media Cell
[Rudaw] Iraqi counter terror units killed an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) leader in Diyala province, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Saturday.

The ISIS leader, known as Abu Saad al-Samin, was killed near Lake Hamrin in Diyala province, the cell said in a statement on Telegram.

Samin was an emir and also had a role in carrying out operations and preparing jacket wallahs, it added.

According to the cell, counter terror forces had been following the movements of Samin for some time.

Kurdish and Iraqi forces arrested more than a dozen suspected ISIS members, including leaders, in raids across the country earlier this month.

Scores of ISIS suspects have been arrested in Iraq in recent months. The "Emir of Baghdad" was picked up in Baghdad in July, five ISIS suspects were arrested planning an attack on Erbil in the same month, and in April, 22 ISIS suspects were arrested in Sulaimani.

Peshmerga and Iraqi forces now plan to increase their coordination by forming two joint brigades. "The terrorist organization ISIS is increasing its terrorist acts in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Khanaqin, Diyala, Salahaddin, Anbar and western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
," deputy Peshmerga minister Sarbast Lazgin said earlier this month.

In the latest edition of its weekly propaganda newspaper al-Naba, ISIS claimed it had conducted 14 attacks across Iraq between July 22 and 28, killing and injuring 17 people.
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-08-01