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Iraqi forces capture notorious ISIS terror cell in Anbar

Iraq

Muhammad Abdullah Farhan, an ISIS terrorist, was captured in Anbar by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and admitted to carrying out dozens of terrorist attacks with the group.

Taken to various places around Anbar Province, Muhammad Abdullah Farhan, a recently captured ISIS terrorist, re-enacts his crimes to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). The terrorist responsible for dozens of bombings and assassinations was captured in an operation coordinated between the Anbar Police and other security apparatuses.

“This terrorist participated with his terrorist group in the incidents that took place on this road, the Kilo-18 road, which is located between Ramadi and Kilo 35 area,” said Hadi Rzeij Kassar, the Anbar Chief of Police. “Several terrorist incidents took place on this old road, such as the planting of bombs, which killed many innocent citizens and members of the security forces.”

The families of the victims, carrying the images of their loved ones, came to see Farhan reenacting his crimes to the security forces.

They demanded that charged terrorists receive the maximum punishment for their crimes.

“I want this criminal to be executed here in this place, he killed my son who has 3 children and now they neither speak nor hear,” said a mother of one of the victims.

The terrorist said that he had joined an ISIS sleeper cell two years ago, where he was responsible for planning and carrying out attacks throughout Anbar Province.

“We went to Area 17 and received the explosive devices from two people, Abu Hamza and Abu Fatima,” said Mohammed Abdullah Farhan. “I brought the packages along with Mudhhir [his recruiter] and the two terrorists and planted them in this area.”

Despite the liberation of Anbar in December 2017, ISIS sleeper cells have remained throughout Iraq’s largest province, posing a threat to the civilians living there.

In order to clear the country of sleeper cells, the ISF have launched multiple operations throughout the country to clear any remaining sleeper cells and their hideouts. These operations have led to a series of militant arrests, in addition to the destruction of hundreds of hideouts and tunnels.

As a result of these security operations, the number of terrorist attacks have dramatically declined in the past few months, allowing citizens to live freely, unthreatened by the fear of terrorism.