Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi security source said on Sunday that 13 members of Islamic State group were killed and two others were arrested during a security operation in Mosul.
In statements to Tasnim News Agency, the source said that a preemptive security operation was launched on Sunday afternoon to track down Islamic State militants at Tal al-Sabt village in Hamam al-Alil district, 20 km south of Mosul.
According to the source, the security operation left 13 IS militants dead. Two more IS terrorists were arrested in the campaign, added the source.
Meanwhile, the same source said that four people were wounded after two bombs exploded in Tel Keppe district, 20 km north of Mosul, earlier in the day.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in Iraq earlier this month with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
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.