ISIS leader arrested in Kurdistan Region

He held several high-ranking positions within the organization and was stationed in Mosul until 2017. During his time there, he actively defended Mosul and played a crucial role in the battles.
The logo of the Kurdistan Region Security Council. (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan24)
The logo of the Kurdistan Region Security Council. (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) made an official announcement on Friday regarding the apprehension of Sokrat Khalil Ismail, a notorious ISIS leader (emir) who also goes by the name Abdullah al-Tafkhikh. It is noted that Ismail had an affiliation with ISIS, having joined their ranks in the year 2013.

According to the statement, Ismail worked in the bombing department and played a significant role in the occupation of Mosul in June 2014 by ISIS.

He held several high-ranking positions within the organization and was stationed in Mosul until 2017. During his time there, he actively defended Mosul and played a crucial role in the battles. Following that, he returned to Syria and was assigned various security responsibilities by Haji Abdulla (Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the former caliph of ISIS).

In 2018, the ISIS leader returned to Mosul with an official passport bearing the name Ammar Hazim Mohammed. He withdrew $5 million from the Madinat Qadimah neighborhood and handed it over to ISIS leadership.

Moreover, he went to Turkey after engaging in various terrorist activities and resided there for five years. Subsequently, he chose to relocate to the northern Kurdistan Region, where he was apprehended by the KRSC.