Iraqi security arrest four Islamic State terrorists in Nineveh

A Shi’ite volunteer wearing a mask, who has joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), looks on during a parade on a street in Kanaan, Diyala province, June 26, 2014.

Nineveh ( – Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday the capture of four Islamic State militants in Nineveh province.

The arrested terrorists used fake names while joining the IS group but their true identity was revealed by the Iraqi intelligence forces, Alghad Press website quoted the Security Media Cell as saying in a press statement.

They were referred to the competent authorities for legal action, 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.

Isolated cells believed to be linked to the Islamic State group remain active in some parts of the country. Suspected Islamic State insurgents have carried out several attacks targeting security forces throughout the country.

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