Mosul (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday six members of the Islamic State terrorist group in Nineveh province, the Interior Ministry said.
“Based on judicial arrest warrants, six Islamic State terrorists were busted by the 12th emergency troops of the Nineveh Operations Command in Mosul city,” Alsumaria News TV channel quoted the ministry as saying in a press statement.
The arrestees, according to the statement, were fighting for the Islamic State when the city of Mosul fell under the control of the militant group in 2014.
The police also found three bazooka missiles at a land plot owned by an IS militant in the western side of Mosul, the statement read.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.