Nineveh (IraqiNews) Iraqi Ministry of Interior Affairs announced apprehending four members of the so-called Islamic State group, east of the city of Mosul.
Ministry’s Spokesperson, General Saad Maan, said in a press statement, “Police forces in Abi Tamam area, based on accurate information and arrest warrant, apprehended four members of the Islamic State group.”
“One of the apprehended terrorists was working in the so-called IS security, southeast of Mosul, while the others were fighters in IS Diwan al-Jund,” Maan added.
He further explained that the IS members were arrested at the areas of al-Kahera and al-Rashideyah, east of the city of Mosul.
In 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria seized control of the city of Mosul and an estimated 500,000 refugees fled the area. The Iraqi government managed to recapture the city in the “Battle of Mosul” three years later, during which the city sustained heavy damage.
Nineveh suffered attacks by the Islamic State group, with Mosul being captured in June 2014 and an estimated 500,000 refugees to flee the area, and many places of worship and historic ruins and monuments destroyed. A large-scale offensive to retake the city, dubbed Operation “We Are Coming, Nineveh” in October 2016.