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Iraqi forces arrest Islamic State militant hiding at Mosul camp

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

Nineveh ( – Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday the capture of an Islamic State terrorist at the camp of al-Jadaa in Mosul.

“Troops of the Military Intelligence Directorate arrested a terrorist hiding among the displaced people at the camps of al-Jadaa in Mosul city after receiving accurate intelligence information about his location,” Al Ahd News quoted the directorate as saying in a statement.

“The terrorist was wanted by Iraqi judiciary pursuant to article no. of the anti-terrorism law,” added the statement.

Earlier in the day, three Iraqi civilians were killed Tuesday in an attack launched by Islamic State militants in al-Obour village in western Mosul.

Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced in July 2017 liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from IS militants, who had captured it in 2014. More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.

The campaign was backed by paramilitary troops and a U.S.-led international coalition.

Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in Iraq in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.

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