BAGHDAD Najaf Governorate Police Directorate announced that "The intelligence hawks in Najaf arrested a senior leader who is considered one of the most important reconnaissance elements of Daesh.
In a statement, the Directorate said in a statement: "The Falcons intelligence cell, in coordination with the Border Forces intelligence department, the fifth region, was able to arrest AqeelAbdMalaji al-Hayani, who is considered one of the most important reconnaissance elements of Daesh in the desert.
The statement added: "Hayani admitted, during the investigation, and provided important information about the work of the terrorist organization."
He added, "One of his sons was killed by an air strike when he was transporting a number of suicide terrorists from Syria to Iraq," added "The detained terrorist is the first one responsible for hiding places, dens and camps in the desert, as well as transporting militants of the terrorist organization through the desert."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency