Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants killed an Iraqi police member in the city of Mosul, Nineveh province, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.
Shafaq News website quoted the source saying that the off-duty policeman was shot dead by IS militants while spending his vacation at al-Shura, south of Mosul.
Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants in December 2017, ending a three-year military campaign against the group to retake areas they had occupied to proclaim a self-styled “caliphate”. But the group has carried out several attacks against security and civilians since then.Security authorities regularly declare the arrest of remnant militant cells linked with the group.
Mosul was Islamic State’s capital and base of operations in Iraq. It was from its Grand Nuri Mosque that IS founder, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the group’s rule. Iraqi forces recaptured the city in July 2017 after an operation that lasted for more than eight months.