Iraqi intelligence forces seize 6 explosive belts in Mosul

Iraqi security man carries a rocket from an IS arms depot

Mosul ( – Iraqi military intelligence forces found on Saturday six explosive belts inside an Islamic State hideout in the western side of Mosul.

The Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said in a press statement that its forces, in cooperation with troops of the Nineveh Operations Command, stormed an Islamic State arms depot in the western side of Mosul.

The troops found six explosive belts, five grenades and a number of detonators at the scene, added the statement.

Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced in July 2017 liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from IS militants, who had captured it in 2014.

More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.

The campaign was backed by paramilitary troops and a U.S.-led international coalition.

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