Eight Islamic State members arrested, west of Mosul: Interior Ministry

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Mosul ( Eight Islamic State members were arrested in Mosul, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Monday.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry’s Spokesperson Saad Maan, said Nineveh Police “managed to arrest eight Islamic State members who were wanted for judiciary.”

The militants, according to the statement, “worked for the group’s so-called soldiers department. There were also those who worked for the group’s security and Hisbah (vigilantism) departments, while the group was in control of Mosul city.”

They were arrested in districts of al-Zahraa, Sumar and al-Qadisiya, west of Mosul, it added.

On Sunday, four soldiers of the Iraqi army have been killed in confrontations with Islamic State members, northwest 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.

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

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. 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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