The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has handed over 853 Daesh suspects to Iraqi authorities in the past eight months. The suspects are said to have been arrested and formally charged with being members of the Islamic State that have been active majorly in Iraq and Syria.
Dindar Zebari, the KRG coordinator for international advocacy said that although the suspects had been handed over to the authorities in Baghdad, trials against some of them are still underway in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul.
In December 2017, Baghdad announced that it had dismantled the presence of Daesh in Iraq after three years of fighting the terror organization that seeks to create an Islamic caliphate. However, in recent months Iraqi forces have been launching operations against sleeper cells in different parts of the country.