Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Sunday the capture of two Islamic State militants in Mosul city.
“SWAT forces of the Nineveh Operations Command arrested two Islamic State militants while driving a car in al-Yarmouk district in the western side of Mosul,” Iraqi TV channel Dijlah quoted the ministry’s security media center as saying in a statement.
According to the statement, the two militants were arrested with a pistol and two explosive charges in their possession.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.
In December 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.