The security expert close to the Iraqi intelligence services, Fadel Abou Ragheef, revealed Saturday, the existence of a plan by ISIS to carry out terrorist operations in the Gulf, according to Russia Today.
Abou Ragheef told the Russian News website that “the new leader of ISIS organization, Abou Ibrahim al-Qurashi, is considering expanding the operations and attacks of the organization, and is considering transferring some operations to Arab countries, particularly the Gulf states.”
“The Iraqi authorities are working hard to eliminate the terrorist organization of ISIS in Iraq and are cooperating with the international community to provide it with all information related to the terrorist organization.”
The security expert pointed out that “the Gulf countries should take precautions during the coming period to prevent the success of any terrorist attempt that the ISIS organization might carry out.”
On April 27, the Iraqi security forces announced the arrest of the official of the “ISIS” execution cell in Salahuddin province, in the north of the country.
The government security media cell said in a press statement, “During a qualitative operation, a force from the Samarra Operations Command was able to arrest a terrorist, who was previously the official of the ISIS executions committee.”
“This operation comes after a tight ambush was installed on the main road near the Dujail district, and all legal measures have been taken against him,” the statement read.
In the meantime, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, late Saturday, sent a message to Iraqi politicians to accelerate the formation of the new government.
“Multiple acute crises continue to push Iraq into unknown fate, so a rapid formation of a government with broad support is essential,” Plasschaert said in a brief statement.
She added that “The political settlement is evidence of political maturity and a source of flexibility.”