Iraqi National Security Apparatus arrests four ISIS suspects in Kerkeslokh

KERKESLOKH, Iraq — The Iraqi National Security Apparatus announced the arrests of four suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Kerkeslokh (Kirkuk) over the weekend.

After receiving intelligence information and obtaining the necessary judicial warrants, security forces carried out a qualitative operation that resulted in the arrests, explained an NSA statement.

Those arrested were reportedly involved in the Diwan al-Jund, recruitment of new members in mosques, and the Islamic Police within the ISIS Wilayat (administrative region) of Kerkeslokh.

During questioning, the men confessed to carrying out several operations targeting security forces with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during liberation operations.

Following questioning, the suspects were transferred to judicial authorities.