The Iraqi Army and popular forces, in a joint operation, identified and captured a Saudi terrorist in Salahuddin province, military sources said on Wednesday.
“A Saudi suicide bomber was arrested by the Iraqi forces in Makhoul mountains near Beiji before he can carry out any attack on the military or civilian targets,” the sources said.
“The Iraqi forces seized several explosive-laden jackets in the operation,” the sources further added.
Many sources have thus far confirmed vast presence of international terrorists, including the Saudi ones, within the ranks of the ISIL militant group in Iraq and Syria.
Late in November, Spokesman of Iraq’s Volunteer Forces Karim al-Nouri announced that the country’s military troops are now in full control of the city of Beiji, and are now moving towards the key regions of Huweija and Sharqat in the provinces of Kirkuk and Salahuddin.
“The Iraqi joint forces have taken control of Beiji and they are making their way towards Huweija and Sharqat,” Nouri said at the time.
He pointed to the areas that the Iraqi forces have taken back from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, and said, “We are tightly holding the key areas of Salahuddin and the ISIL cannot take them back by any means.”
Nouri reiterated that the scenario of losing newly seized areas back to the terrorists will not be repeated