Islamic State kills two fishermen, south of Mosul: Nineveh Police

Iraqi forces backed by tribal militias during battle to retake a village from the Islamic State on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, Iraq December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Nineveh ( Two fishermen were killed by Islamic State members, south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Saturday.

“Two fishermen were shot dead by Islamic State members in an island in Tigris River near Hammam al-Alil region, south of Mosul,” Cap. Ziyad Iyad told BasNews.

“The two bodies were transferred to forensic medicine department in Mosul,” Iyad added.

On Thursday, the Iraqi Federal Police have announced killing 18 Islamic State members in an operation, east of Nineveh. Earlier this month, eight Islamic State members were arrested in districts of al-Zahraa, Sumar and al-Qadisiya, west of Mosul. Four soldiers of the Iraqi army were killed in confrontations with Islamic State members, northwest of Mosul. Moreover, bodies of three people were found inside a house in Mosul’s Old city, one week after being kidnapped.

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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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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