Iraqi interior ministry says female IS member arrested in Mosul

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Nineveh ( – The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that its forces have arrested a wanted female Islamic State group member in Mosul city.

The woman, identified only by her initials A. E. M., is wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges pursuant to the fourth article of the anti-terrorism law, the Arabic-language Baghdad Today news website quoted the ministry as saying in a press statement.

The female Islamic State fighter was handed over to the competent authorities for interrogation, the statement read.

Iraqi prisons are packed with Islamic State members, including a big number of female members.

The exact number of detained IS militants is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands.

Despite defeat in Iraq in late 2017, many IS remnants remain at large in the hideouts of the Arab country.


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