Iraqi troops apprehend IS terrorist at camp for displaced families in Mosul

Islamic State militants.

Mosul ( – Iraqi military intelligence forces arrested on Tuesday an Islamic State terrorist at a camp of the displaced people in Mosul city.

“Acting on intelligence information, troops of the Military Intelligence Directorate arrested an Islamic State terrorist while hiding among the displaced families at Al-Jadaa camp in Mosul,” Iraqi news website Alghad Press quoted the directorate as saying in a press statement.

“The terrorist is wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law,” added the statement.

Al-Jadaa camp is home to 18,000 people displaced by several months of warfare in and around Mosul between IS and Iraqi security forces.

Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced in July 2017 liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from IS militants, who had captured it in 2014. More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.

The campaign was backed by paramilitary troops and a U.S.-led international coalition.

Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in Iraq 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.

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