Iraqi troops arrest IS fighter, destroy terrorist hideout in Nineveh, Salahuddin

Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant

Nineveh ( – Iraqi troops killed on Sunday an Islamic State fighter and destroyed a terrorist hotbed in Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press website, the source said the crime prevention bureau in Tal Afar “arrested a terrorist who was working for the Islamic State as a fighter at a security checkpoint in Tal Afar district in Nineveh.”

“The terrorist was arrested with documents proving his affiliation with the IS group in his possession,” the source noted.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi security media center announced that an Islamic State hotbed was destroyed during a security operation in Salahuddin province.

According to the center, the hotbed comprised 28 grenades and other materials used for making bombs.

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.

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.

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