Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi intelligence forces arrested on Tuesday seven Islamic State terrorists during a security operation in the province of Nineveh, a security expert said.
Speaking to IKH News, Fadel Abu Regheef said that intelligence forces carried out a security operation in al-Baaj district in Nineveh province, arresting seven Islamic State terrorists.
The seven were wanted for trial by Iraqi judiciary, he added.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
IS declared a self-styled “caliphate” in a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014. A government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary forces, was launched in 2016 to retake IS-held regions, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul, the group’s previously proclaimed capital.