Islamic State operative captured in Najaf

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According to Mehr news agency, quoting Alsumaria network, intelligence and counter-terrorism in the province of Najaf, Iraq, arrested a leader of the Islamic State in this province.

The unnamed militant has confessed to killing four civilians and desecrating religious sites in Ninawa province. The name of the man is to be released shortly due to security precautions. 

During interrogation he admitted in 2014 to joining the Islamic State. The man confessed to killing four people as well as taking part in the detonation of Hazrat Abbas shrine in Nineveh province.

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