A 40-stone Islamic State terrorist has been arrested in Iraq by a SWAT staff, safety officers have stated.
Abu Abdul Bari, often known as Shifa al-Nima, was taken away on the again of a truck after his arrest in Mosul because the extremist, who weighs an estimated 40-stone (254kg), couldn’t be transported in a automobile.
Photos of Bari, who Iraqi police contemplate to be one in every of IS’s senior figures, on the car wedged in opposition to a mounted machine gun have appeared on-line. He’s additionally pictured at residence.
It’s unclear how he was faraway from his hiding place.
Bari is an IS mufti, or professional in non secular legislation, who issued fatwas that led to the deaths of students and clerics who refused to pledge allegiance to the terrorist group when it occupied town, officers stated.
In the course of the group’s self-styled caliphate in 2014, he ordered the destruction of a mosque constructed on the web site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Jonah, who as soon as had a notable encounter with a whale.
The Iraqi authorities’s safety providers introduced the arrest in a press release, is has been reported.
The assertion stated the preacher, thought of one of many high leaders of “IS gangs”, was recognized for “provocative speeches in opposition to the safety forces”, the impartial US navy information outlet Stars and Stripes added.
Maajid Nawaz, founding father of the London-based anti-extremism suppose Quilliam, stated on Fb that Bari “needed to be taken by police behind a pick-up truck”.