Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member has been arrested again after fleeing prison, west of Mosul in Nineveh, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said “Nineveh police managed to arrest an Islamic State member who is involved in several terrorist operations.”
The militant, according to Maan, “fled Badush prison after the militant group gained control on Mosul. He used to work for the group’s so-called security department.”
According to eyewitnesses, the militant killed a civilian in Qayyarah, south of Mosul.
“He was arrested in Sumar district, west of Mosul,” he added.
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.