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