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Iraqi forces dismantle terror planning ahead of Arbaeen in Samarra

Iraqi security forces have dismantled a terrorist group as it was planning attacks on Shia Muslims during mourning rituals on Arba’een, which marks 40 days after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Iraq’s Security forces Media Cell announced in a statement released on Saturday that security forces within the Samarra Operations Command managed to detain the six members of the terror outfit.

“Their arrest was made following a qualitative and proactive operation, and based on accurate information. Among the detainees is a woman, who is the wife of a known terrorist in Syria,” the statement noted.

“Their arrest was made following a qualitative and efficient operation, and based on accurate information. Among the detainees is a woman, who is the wife of a known terrorist in Syria,” the statement noted.

It added that the terrorists were nabbed in Samarra city, located 125 kilometers (78 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.

-Iraqi forces

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