The Head of the ISIL terrorist group’s Amaq News Agency Othman Khalid al-Amin was captured by the Iraqi forces near Mosul city, an Iraqi army major reported on Monday.
Various open sources also referenced the Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency that reported that Head of Amaq News Agency, the propaganda media wing of ISIL terrorist group in the village of al-Lak near Mosul was captured and detained by Iraqi forces.
Further reports indicate that Khalid al-Amin was interrogated by the Iraqi forces right on the spot, leading the Baghdad forces to arrest six al-Amin’s aids in the same village.
The Amaq news was established in 2014 when ISIL was ruling large parts of Iraq and Syria.
In late February, the Iraqi army troops attacked a hideout of the ISIL terrorist group in Western Mosul, killing over two dozen terrorists.
The forces also launched mortar attacks on an ISIL hideout in a cave in Jebkeh village in Ba’aj town West of Mosul a sum of 30 terrorists were killed.
ISIL began a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks. Iraqi forces then launched operations to eliminate ISIL and retake lost territory.