Statement issued by the Office of the Armed Forces’ Commander-in-Chief.

October 27, 2019

In the name of God the Most Merciful
“And incumbent upon us was support of the believers” -- al Rum Quran Surah 47.

To our kind Iraqi people,
After your brothers in the armed forces were able to militarily defeat ISIS and eradicate its presence from the Iraq regions, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service today completes this achievement with a qualitative intelligence victory that overthrew the terrorist leader of ISIS in light of joint intelligence follow-up and direct guidance by the Prime Minister and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

It played a major role in tracking down the criminal Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a unique operation that began in June of last year and resulted in the arrest of carriers and close associates of al-Baghdadi's family that lead to where was inside the Syrian territory.

The Supreme Judicial Council contributed further to the investigation and disclosure of the facts with detainees close to ISIS leaders.

On this occasion, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Service Officers who contributed to this great achievement, and who dedicated themselves to sacrifice for the sake of their homeland and their people.

We assure our people that your sons in the armed forces, the security forces and all intelligence services will remain the strong fortress of the nation and the watchful eye for the comfort, security, and stability of their people.

God protect Iraq and its people.
Peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you.