Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police said on Sunday they arrested nine Islamic State female members, including foreign nationals, at the group’s formerly proclaimed capital: Mosul.
Maj. Sallam al-Ekeidi from Nineveh police force, told state-owned daily Al Sabaah that the nine women were arrested in a village in Qayyara region, south of Mosul after intelligence information received from locals told they had snuck into three villages.
The women, who used to work for the extremist group’s Hisbah “vigilantism”, were taken to the Nineveh operations command for interrogation over crimes committed against the women of Mosul, according to the officer.
Ekeidi said those included three “biters“, two of whom are a Russian and a Syrian, who had caused the death of Mosulian women.
A biter was an infamous term given to women from IS who were assigned to punish local women violating the group’s extreme religious rules by biting them brutally at various parts of the body.
Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from the militants last July, and declared an all-out victory over the group in Iraq last December.
Iraqi judiciary recently sentenced some foreign women to death and life in prison over involvement with the extremist group during its three-year occupation of a third of Iraqi territories.