Iraqi security forces arrested a man who is believed to be the cousin of the self-proclaimed caliph of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul, Iraqi news outlets reported.
According to Iraqi media reports, Baghdadi’s cousin - who was not named in the news reports - was arrested by federal police in the Jawsaq neighborhood of Mosul on Friday.
“He was arrested after police received accurate intelligence information. Security forces transferred him to a location they did not make public for security reasons, and they will resume investigating him there,” Iraqi reports quoted a security source as saying.
According to a photo taken from a video, Baghdadi’s cousin, who has a red beard, can be seen handcuffed as police took him away.
Mosul’s Jawsaq neighborhood was liberated on Monday and around 50 ISIS members were killed.
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