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Iraq: Senior ISIS Leader Reveals Role In ISIS, Meeting With Al-Baghdadi
On May 2, 2018, Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council released information from the confession of senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Isma’il al-‘Ithawi. The Council disclosed that Al-‘Ithawi was arrested in Turkey several months ago in coordination with Iraqi intelligence and extradited to Iraq.
ISIS Claims Killing Of Dozens In Multiple Attacks On Voting Centers, Rallies In Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Vows To Target Elected Officials, Voters, Democratic Institutions
In Issue 130 of Al-Naba’, the weekly newspaper of the Islamic State (ISIS), the group claimed that its soldiers had killed and wounded nearly 40 people in multiple attacks targeting rallies and voting centers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya in response to calls made by ISIS spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir.
ISIS Claims Responsibility For Shooting In Russia
On May 6, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) A’maq news agency reported that the gunman who injured three Russian intelligence officers in the city of Nizhny Novgorod on May 5, 2018, was acting on behalf of ISIS.(by memri org.)

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