The Prime Minister claims Iraq’s security forces detained a second high-level ISIS member, marking the second ISIS-related arrest in two weeks; Monday’s announcement follows last week’s arrest of one of the Islamic State’s top financiers.
On Monday, marking the second major arrest in two weeks, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced that security forces detained another high-ranking member of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria). The individual that was allegedly arrested is Ghazwan al-Zawbai, who is notorious for his involvement in several past attacks, including an attack in Baghdad in 2016 that took the lives of hundreds of people.
According to at least one report, just like the arrest that took place over a week ago, security forces detained al-Zawbai outside of Iraq’s borders. The spokesperson for the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces also stated that al-Zawbai was wanted for his involvement in attacks that targeted Iraqi citizens and security forces.
The previous arrest was of chief ISIS financier Sammy Jassem Muhammad al-Jaburi, who was believed to be a close contact of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.