Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi military intelligence officers arrested on Tuesday a man who was responsible for carrying the Islamic State’s booby-trapped vehicles in the group’s previously proclaimed capital Mosul.
In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press website, the Military Intelligence Directorate said that its officers “managed to arrest an Islamic State militant, who was tasked with transporting the terrorist group’s booby-trapped vehicles via his car-carrying trailer.”
The terrorist was arrested at the Jadaa camp on the outskirts of Al Qayyarah, south of Mosul, and he admitting using his trailer to carry the booby-trapped vehicles prepared by the IS group, the statement read.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence last November with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
The group had been notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.
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.