The Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence (DGMI) announced on Monday the arrest of four terrorists belonging to the ISIS group in the western Iraqi governorate of Anbar.
The DGMI mentioned in a statement that Iraqi security forces carried out an operation in the city of Ramadi after receiving accurate intelligence information confirming that some ISIS elements exist in a certain area, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.
Last week, the DGMI announced the elimination of ISIS members and the arrest of others in separate security operations in different Iraqi governorates.
In mid-November, the Iraqi Air Force destroyed a hideout belonging to ISIS and killed two terrorists in Salah Al-Din governorate, north of Baghdad.
UN experts said in a report issued last August that the ISIS group still commands between 5,000 and 7,000 members across its former strongholds in Syria and Iraq, according to the AP.
The report mentioned that during the first half of 2023, the threat posed by ISIS remained mostly high in conflict zones and low in non-conflict areas.
The report that is directed to the UN Security Council said that the overall situation is dynamic, and despite significant losses in the group’s leadership and reduced activity in Syria and Iraq, the risk of its resurgence remains.
Iraq announced in late 2017 the liberation of all its territories from the grip of ISIS, but the authorities are constantly launching security operations to pursue remnants of the terrorist group that carry out attacks from time to time in the country.