The Iraqi security forces on Sunday arrested the ISIS Governor of the recently liberated Sharqat district. According to Iraqi media outlets, he was dressed as a woman.
“The security forces, during the liberation operation of Sharqat, managed to capture Abu Omar al-Assafi, the ISIS governor of the city while trying to flee with the displaced residents of the area,” adding that, “Assafi was disguised in a woman’s dress,” Iraqi media have said.
The outlets added, “The forces also seized possessions belonging to the ISIS leader, including a USB flash drive containing files and information regarding the members of the terror group, their real names and nicknames and areas of their residence and their ranks in the group.”
“The USB drive also contained documents and instructions, asking the ISIS militants to burn and detonate the houses of civilians and show that the Iraqi security forces have carried out the sabotage,” they added.
Several ISIS members in Iraq and Syria have been captured disguised as women over the years.