Five Islamic State female members arrested, west of Mosul: Ministry

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group

Mosul ( Security troops in Nineveh have arrested five Islamic State female members in west of Mosul, the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center said on Monday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said Nineveh troops “managed to arrest five Islamic State female members wanted to stand judiciary.”

The women, according to the statement, “pledged allegiance to the militant group through Islamic State’s mufti known as Abu Ayyoub. They worked for al-Hisbah (Vigilantism) department.” One of them used to work as a biter, who bites women using an iron tool while the group was in control of the city.

“They were arrested in al-Amn district in west of Mosul,” he added.

Earlier today, a security source was quoted saying that an Islamic State militant was killed, while seven others were arrested as they were trying to infiltrate into Al-Hadar district, 80 km west of Mosul, coming from Al-Jazeera area.
Six terrorists were arrested in al-Zahraa, Nahrawan, al-Karama and Nabi Yunus districts in eastern and southern Mosul, the center said on Sunday.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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