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

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group in Iraq. File photo

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

“Troops of the 43rd brigade of the Military Intelligence Directorate arrested a terrorist hiding among the displaced families at a camp in al-Qayyarah district in Mosul,” Iraqi news website Almaalomah quoted the directorate as saying in a press statement.

“The terrorist is wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges pursuant to article no. ¼ of the anti-terrorism law,” added the statement.

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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