Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Fourteen militants were arrested, while explosives were confiscated in Nineveh, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Monday.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, said “troops of Nineveh Operations Command managed to arrest 14 militants involved in terrorism charges in Badush region.”
Troops also found “83 explosives from the remnants of Islamic State war, while inspecting al-Mazra’a region. Two other bombs were found in Wadi al-Ain region,” according to the statement.
The Interior Ministry announced, on Tuesday, arresting three Islamic State members, west of Mosul. On Friday, the center announced arresting twelve Islamic State members in several regions across the western side of the city.
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. However, 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.