Iraqi police arrested a key deputy of deceased Daesh/ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Tuesday in Kirkuk province.

Abu Khaldoun was the terrorist group’s military commander for Salah al-Din province, according to Iraq’s Security Media Cell communications body.

He was arrested in the town of Hawija and was carrying a fake ID card.

Under Baghdadi, Daesh spread over wide segments of Iraq and Syria beginning in 2013, eventually claiming the formation of a “caliphate” in the region as it plotted and carried out gruesome attacks that reached far beyond its main territorial bastion.

It further set up local affiliates

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