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‘Dangerous’ Islamic State female militant arrested, south of Mosul

Islamic State female fighters carrying weapons


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State female leader has been arrested, south of Mosul city, a commander announced on Thursday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Hamad al-Jabouri, commander of Nineveh Police Command, said troops “managed to arrest a dangerous IS female militant, known as Wajida Jassim Nouh, in south of Mosul,” depending on information from the intelligence department.

The militant, according to the statement, “played a role in killing two innocent women, who were the wives of police conscripts in al-Lazaka village.” She was arrested in a residential house in al-Maamoun district, west of Mosul.

On Wednesday, Nineveh Police Command, arrested two Islamic State members, one of whom was working with the so-called Jaysh-ul-Usra.

Last week, a source from Nineveh police said Iraqi troops arrested Islamic State’s security minister and the member in charge of the security detachments in two operations in Mosul. The Iraqi police arrested, on Wednesday, Taha Mohamed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers. Nineveh police command announced, on Tuesday, 13 IS members were arrested in southeast of Mosul.

Thousands of 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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