Zarifa, an Afghan mother of three recollects the day that the local ISIS group to her village, demanded money, and threatened to kill her family. According to observers, even by the bloody standards of the Afghan war, Islamic State has gained an unmatched reputation for extreme brutality.
The commander of the Diyala Operations Command, Major General Mazhar al-Azzawi, announced that the security forces have arrested the leader of the Islamic State's so-called Kirkuk State while he was attempting to sneak into the province through northeast Diyala.
A security source in Diyala Province revealed that two Islamic State leaders were killed in an airstrike northeast of Baquba. The airstrike is part of the wide-scale operations launched in Diyala to rid the province of ISIS sleeper cells.
Spokesperson for Iraqi Interior Ministry announced that the Nineveh Counter-Terrorism Department has arrested eight ISIS militants in sporadic areas across Mosul and Tal Afar. Some of the members worked for the organisation's Hisbah department.