Iraqi troops arrest two Islamic State members in Anbar

Soldiers from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd Division run to take up positions as troops engage Daesh militants, while pushing through the Samah area and into the Arbagiah neighborhood of Mosul on November 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Anbar ( – Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday two members of Islamic State group in al Amria district in Anbar, the National Media Centre said.

“Our security forces arrested two Islamic State members and detonated 15 explosive charges in different parts in Albu Hassan area in Anbar,” the center was quoted by All Iraq News Agency (AIN) as saying.

“The troops also exploded 10 explosive charges and two jerry cans filled with explosive materials in al Humayra area in Ramadi,” added the center.

Between June 2014 and December 2017, Islamic State seized large areas of Iraq and led a campaign of widespread violence and systematic violations of international human rights and humanitarian law – acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possible genocide.

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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