In two raids near Taji, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad, troops detained three people with suspected links to senior leaders in the group, the military said.
Two more suspected were captured east of Balad, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad, and another one was detained north of Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, the military said.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge