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IS member, who created online pages to incite against security troops, arrested in Mosul

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected fighter with the Islamic State group during a military operation.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member, who created online pages to incite against security troops, has been arrested in Mosul, the military intelligence announced.

In a statement on Monday, the department said a militant was arrested in Hawi al-Kanisah region in Mosul. “He used to work within the so-called Nineveh State. He is one of the founders of tens of accounts, that he used to ignite protests and confrontations against security troops in central and southern regions.”

The militant, according to the statement, “has several hideouts to shelter the militants.”

Last week, the center said Nineveh troops arrested five Islamic State female members. They had pledged allegiance to the militant group through Islamic State’s mufti known as Abu Ayyoub. They worked for al-Hisbah (Vigilantism) department. One of them used to work as a biter, who bites women using an iron tool while the group was in control of the city.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.


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