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Dangerous Islamic State female member arrested in Mosul

Islamic State female fighters carrying weapons


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi forces have arrested one of the most dangerous Islamic State female members in Nineveh province, the Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday.

Islamic State member Wajida Nouh, born in 1988, was arrested by the security forces in an operation in Nineveh, Irna news agency quoted sources as saying.

Wajida, according to the sources, is one of the dangerous female militants and could lead to places, where other members are hiding in Nineveh. She was arrested in al-Maamoun district, in the western side of Mosul. She was along with her family members, who are affiliated to the militant group.

She used to cooperate with senior members of the group, the sources said. She has a lot of information about militants in south of Mosul.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014. Many suspects were arrested over links with Islamic State, since the city was recaptured from the group in July 2017.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, 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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