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Islamic State doctor arrested in an offensive, northwest Mosul: Military intelligence

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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The military intelligence department have arrested a doctor who treats Islamic State members who were wounded during Mosul liberation battles in an offensive in northwest of the city.

In a statement, the department said, “said the military intelligence arrested a terrorist in Zumar, northeast of Mosul.”

The militant, according to the statement, “used to work as a doctor who was in charge of the treating other militants who got wounded during liberation offensives.” He was one of those wanted by Zumar court.

On Thursday, security personnel in Nineveh killed seventeen IS members as they attacked an army convoy in a village in Badush region, west of Mosul, the Turkish Anadolu agency reported.

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.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.


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