A security source in Nineveh Province revealed on Wednesday, that security forces managed to arrest the assistant of the Islamic State’s Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the eastern side of Mosul, Almada Press reported on Thursday.

The source said, “Yesterday, security forces managed to arrest the terrorist Abu Harith al-Matuiti, the assistant of the Islamic State’s Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Hayy al-Bakr areas in the eastern side of Mosul, based on accurate intelligence information.”

“The terrorist was arrested after besieging the house of al-Matuiti,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

“We Are Coming, Nineveh” operations were launched in October 17, and succeeded to liberate several areas of the province, and the majority of the eastern side of Mosul.