Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Wednesday the so-called Islamic State (IS) jailer in Mosul’s eastern side, the interior ministry announced on Wednesday.
“The terrorist was apprehended in Sumer district in Mosul’s eastern side pursuant to article 4/1 of the anti-terrorism law,” the ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan was by Baghdad Today news website as saying.
“He was tasked with guarding a prison of the Islamic state group at al-Faisaliah area in Mosul,” the spokesman added.
Islamic State declared a self-styled “caliphate” in a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in 2014. A government campaign, backed by the US-led international coalition, 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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared, last December, final victory over Islamic State three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory. The fight against IS left thousands of militants as well as Iraqi civilians killed and injured.
Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.