Iraqi security forces have arrested two militants from the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group during raids in the capital Baghdad.
A statement released by the country’s defense ministry on Sunday September 20, 2020, stated that the two militants were captured upon an intelligence tip-off.
According to the ministry, one of the militants was planning attacks against the Arbaeen ceremony by Shia pilgrims on October 19th, 2020.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over Daesh/ISIS by reclaiming all of its territory invaded by the terrorist group in 2014.
However, the terrorist group still maintains sleeper cells in large areas of Iraq and periodically launches attacks.
The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group in these parts of the country.