Iraqi security arrest Daesh tax collector, wife in Mosul

Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant

Mosul ( Iraqi security forces arrested a Daesh (Islamic State) member and his wife who had used to act as tax collectors for the extremist group in Mosul in Mosul, north of the country, local media reported.

BasNews website quoted Nineveh police Captain, Mohamed Jassem, saying the pair was arrested as per a tip-off, and were being referred to interrogators preparing to send them to justice.

Islamic State declared in 2014 its self-styled “caliphate” rule from Mosul, before Iraqi forces recaptured the city three years later. Iraqi security continues to hunt for the extremist group’s vestiges across their former strongholds.

The group had been notorious for imposing taxes on locals, forced marriages, sex slavery, and execution of violators of its extremist religious code.

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