Islamic State members, planning to attack governmental institutions, arrested in Anbar

Iraqi soldiers hunt for Islamic State militants

Anbar ( Two Islamic State members were arrested as they were planning for attacking governmental institutions, east of Ramadi city, an official said on Sunday.

“Security forces raided several regions in al-Khaldiya town, east of Ramadi, after information indicated presence of two militants who were planning to attack governmental institutions, east of Ramadi,” Dawoud al-Duleimi, mayor of Khaldiya, told Almaalomah website.

The campaign, according to Duleimi, “resulted in arresting them without resistance.”

The militants “were transferred under high security measures to a security facility for investigations,” he added.

On Friday, security sources were quoted saying that two Islamic State members were arrested, as they were planning to form a terrorist cell, south of Fallujah.

Last week, security forces reportedly arrested two Islamic State members in an operation that targeted Nezal and Jubail districts in Fallujah. Weapons and fake ID cards were found in their possession.

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.

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.

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