The role of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in the elimination of al-Baghdadi’s deputies

The role of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in the elimination of al-Baghdadi’s deputies

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On 17 October last year, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of operations to restore Mosul from the Iraqi organization, ISIS. The various military and security forces took part in the battle in addition to the active participation of the international coalition. On December 9 last year, Haider al-Abadi announced the completion of the “liberation of the last strongholds” of ISIS organization in Iraq .The Iraqi National Intelligence Service contributed to this victory over the terrorist organization, ISIS.

Despite the end of the military page of the war, however, the intelligence page is still continuing against the terrorist organization, ISIS , a task entrusted to the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in thwarting terrorist operations and the arrest of some of them and the tracking of terrorist elements affiliated with it especially the elements that come at the top of the organizational structure. With its qualitative information and the implementation of the International Alliance, this joint cooperation was able by an air strike of the International Coalition in the al-Hajeen area , east of Syria on January 20, killing al-Baghdadi deputy (Abu Abdul Rahman al-Tamimi al-utaibi al-Jazrawi) and killing abu Salih , Haifa( Ayad al-Ubaidi) deputy Baghdadi, after Abu Ali al-Anbari, and then killed Abu Yahya al-Iraqi (Iyad Jumaili) Deputy Baghdadi, after Abu Saleh Haifa ». And the arrest of Abu Zeid al-Iraqi (Ismail Alwan al-Ithawi) ,  chief of mandatory committee in the terrorist  organization of ISIS. According to special information obtained by the Rawabet Center for Research and Strategic Studies, “the Iraqi National Intelligence Service arrested the Mufti of ISIS organization.”
That the success of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service in this qualitative process led us to the conviction that it has become highly professional in intelligence work and the application of its principles in the prevention of terrorist operations and the pursuit of terrorists and these principles include: knowledge as much as need, confidentiality, loyalty, sincerity and obedience, discipline and obey orders, Tricks, deception, good behavior, camouflage, experience, skill, courage.
The Iraqi National Intelligence Service (NII) has stood firmly in the crucial battle of Iraq against terrorism and facing all the challenges and threats that have beset its new democratic experience. And it has presented a constellation of its sons , martyrs in the battle of honor and continues its struggle to fulfill its responsibilities in defense of the State of Iraq and protect Iraqis of all sects and diversity. Iraq’s success in combating this terrorist organization at the level of fighting the organization ISIS was appreciated by all Arab, regional and International countries noting that Iraq in fighting this terrorist organization is fighting on behalf of the international community as a whole. This successful operation of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service confirms its true loyalty to the unity of Iraq and all Iraqis and strengthens the trust of citizens of it and establishes the relationship of cooperation and assistance between the system and citizens.

In conclusion, despite the expansion of the circle of terrorism and the physical, human and economic damage inflicted on Iraq, Iraq continues to insist on condemning and resisting terrorism in all its forms and by all means. It will remain committed to combating it and not to allow or condone the use of its territory as a base for terrorist activities . Iraq, by virtue of its geographical location, is not immune to the security and political repercussions in the region, which necessitates the Iraqi national intelligence service to deal firmly with all the reflections and consequences of these repercussions in order to preserve the security and stability of Iraq, taking into account the equation between security and freedom. As the service that is primarily concerned with the fight against terrorism and as a security agency, it takes into account the regional and International crisis and its implications for the security and interests of the region to take appropriate positions, decisions and procedures within the limits required by the challenges without stiffness and exaggeration and balance between the maintenance of the law and relying on it and to preserve the security and stability. The service is fully committed to the text and essence of the laws in force and exercising its powers within the legislative and legal frameworks and this is definite guarantees of the commitment of the intelligence services as a security apparatus for human rights and support the process of modernization, development and Democracy.

Iraqi Studies Unit
Rawabet Center for Research and Strategic Studies