Islamic State military official arrested in western Mosul: Commander

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group

Mosul ( Iraqi police have arrested Islamic State military official in Mosul city in Nineveh, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

“Based on information from the intelligence, an Islamic State military official called Nezar Saleh was arrested in al-Yabesat region in western Mosul,” Brig. Gen. Hamad al-Jabour, commander of Nineveh police, told Anadolu agency.

The suspect, according to Jabouri, “used to be in charge of booby trapping of vehicles in Aski-Mosul region, while the militant group was in control of the city.”

ast week, 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 suspects were arrested over links with Islamic State, since the city was recaptured from the group in July 2017.

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