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Two weeks after he was kidnapped while on a hunting trip, ISIS kills a colonel in the Iraqi police

On Tuesday evening, ISIS published on its Telegram channels, pictures of a corpse presented as the body of Colonel Yasser Al-Jourani, with his head separated from his body, after he was “kidnapped” in the Hamrin Lake area.

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The Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday the killing of a police colonel by ISIS militants in Diyala Province in eastern Iraq, two weeks after he was kidnapped.

An Iraqi security source said, “The Director of Adhamiya Passports Department, Colonel Yasser Al-Jourani, was killed and beheaded after ISIS elements kidnapped him with two of his friends, when they were on a fishing trip on December 13, in the Hamrin Lake area, in Diyala Governorate,” north of East Baghdad.

With regard to the fate of Colonel Al-Jourani’s comrades, the security source said that “the first was found shot dead and the second died after being found as a result of severe torture, during a security operation in the Hamrin Mountains.”

For his part, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, offered in a tweet, his condolences to the colonel, adding, “We will pursue the terrorists and reach them to achieve justice and avenge our righteous martyrs,” stressing that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi “directed to intensify the intelligence effort and continue the offensive approach to eliminating ISIS.” .

On Tuesday evening, ISIS published on its Telegram channels, pictures of a corpse presented as the body of Colonel Yasser Al-Jourani, with his head separated from his body, after he was “kidnapped” in the Hamrin Lake area.

Diyala governorate witnesses frequent jihadist attacks, most of which target the security forces, and often lead to casualties, while the Iraqi authorities have reinforced their security operations in the Hamrin Mountains area, stretching between the governorates of Diyala and Salah al-Din, to pursue ISIS cells a few days ago.

Iraq declared its victory over the Islamic State in late 2017, after expelling its militants from all the main cities in the north and northwest of the country, which they seized in 2014. Since then, the organization’s attacks in cities have decreased significantly, but Iraqi forces are still chasing sleeper cells in mountainous areas and in the desert.



Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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