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Iraq arrests IS ‘administrative chief’ at Baghdad airport

Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service says it arrested the “administrative chief” of the Islamic State group after his arrival at Baghdad airport.

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was “getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad,” CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noaman says.

Describing him as a “major target,” Noaman says Abu Naba had been steering financial support to IS, organizing meetings and relaying messages between jihadist members.

— AFP

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