Iraqi intelligence arrest two Islamic State terrorists in Mosul

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

Mosul ( – Iraqi military intelligence forces arrested on Saturday two Islamic State terrorists in Mosul, where the terrorist group once announced its sprawling self-proclaimed “caliphate”.

In a press statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said that its troops have arrested two Islamic State terrorists in Al Sada Baawiza district in the eastern side of Mosul based on intelligence reports.

“The two terrorists were running a workshop for manufacturing silencers and booby-trapping vehicles during the group’s capture of Mosul city,” the statement read.

Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.

Experts estimate that Iraq is holding 20,000 people in jail over suspected IS membership. However, there is no official figure with the Iraqi government declining to provide estimates about the number of the foreign detained militants or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.

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