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Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi forces arrest an ISIS leader

Iraqi Popular mobilization forces (also known as Hashed al-Shaabi) said in a statement that the group’s Nineveh Operations Command has carried out a successful operation to arrest an ISIS leader operating outside Iraq.

The security operation was based on detailed information inside the city of Mosul, the statement said. In recent years, Hashd al-Shaaba’i has been one of the active forces in the fight against ISIS in Iraq

Martyred Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the deputy of Hashed al-Sha’abi, along with Lieutenant General Soleimani, played an important role in clearing the country of ISIS.

Iraqi Hezbollah Battalions issued a statement Saturday 22 February appointing Abdulaziz al-Mohammadawi as the deputy head of the Iraqi Hezbollah organization in place of late martyred Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the statement also emphasized the support for the organization and its new deputy as it is needed to counter ISIS.

Martyred Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated along with several senior members of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashed al-Shaabi forces) on Friday Morning 3 January at Baghdad International airport.

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