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Islamic State member arrested, sum of money confiscated, west of Mosul


Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member was arrested, while huge some of money was confiscated, west of Mosul, the Nineveh Police Command said on Friday.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Hamad Names al-Jabouri, the commander, said information indicated presence of “huge amount of money for Islamic State members inside a house of one of the militants.”

“The militant called Jasim Ali Ghazal was arrested in his house in al-Gamasa village in Badush region, west of Mosul,” the statement said. “A sum of 43 million Iraqi dinars were found inside his house.”

On Thursday, a source from Nineveh police said Iraqi troops arrested Islamic State’s security minister and the member in charge of the security detachments in two operations in Mosul.

The Iraqi police arrested, on Wednesday, Taha Mohamed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers. Nineveh police command announced, on Tuesday, 13 IS members were arrested in southeast of Mosul.

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 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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