Intelligence agents arrest Islamic State logistics provider in Nineveh

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group. File photo

Nineveh ( – Iraqi authorities announced on Monday the capture of an Islamic State logistics provider during a security operation in Nineveh province.

“Troops of the 20th division of the Military Intelligence Directorate have arrested an Islamic State militant on charges of supplying the terrorist group with logistics in al-Qayyarah district, south of Nineveh,” the privately-owned Baghdad Today website quoted the directorate as saying in a statement.

“The terrorist was wanted on terror-related charges pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law,” the statement added.

Earlier in the day, security forces apprehended a female Islamic State militant while hiding at a refugee camp in Mosul.

The woman, code-named as Umm al Dawaesh (or the mother of IS militants), was responsible for delivering foodstuffs to the Islamic State terrorists at their hideouts, according to intelligence reports.

Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced in August 2017 that Nineveh province was fully liberated from Islamic State after the district of Tal Afar was recaptured.

The announcement came after the defeat of the jihadist group in the town of Ayadiya, where the militants had fled to from Tal Afar.

Islamic State militants seized control of much of Nineveh, including the provincial capital of Mosul, in June 2014.

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