Islamic State militants set fire to 12 houses in Mosul

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Baghdad ( – An Iraqi security source said on Saturday that the Islamic State terrorist group burned several houses at a village in Mosul city.

“Islamic State terrorists have set fire to 12 houses at the village of Tel Rumman in western Mosul, and then fled the scene into an unknown location,” the source told Alsumaria News TV channel.

The source explained that the security forces cordoned off the area and took strict measures.

Last week, an Iraqi mayor and five of his family were killed by Islamic State militants at the same village. The mayor was living at one of the burned houses. The mayor’s wife and one of his relatives were moved to a Mosul hospital, suffering from sever wounds.

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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