Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi military intelligence forces arrested on Sunday three Islamic State militants during a military operation in Nineveh province.
In a press release carried by Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria News, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said its troops arrested the three terrorists in al Sahaji village, west of Mosul.
The three terrorists, according to the statement, were implicated in several terrorist attacks against Iraqi security forces in Mosul city.
The arrest of the Islamic State militants was based on intelligence information, added the statement.
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.