Islamic State’s funder arrested, northwest of Mosul: Military Intelligence

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Mosul ( An Islamic State funder has been arrested, northwest of Mosul, the Iraqi military intelligence department said on Monday.

In a statement, the department said troops “managed to arrest one of the Islamic State’s funders after observing him. Troops followed the vehicle that he used to transfer the food commodities to militants near Badush mountain, north of Mosul.”

The militant, according to the statement, “was possessing lists with requirements to buy and provide other militants with. He was also possessing around USD1300.”

Earlier today, the Interior Ministry said eight Islamic State members were arrested in an operation in west of Mosul.

A police source was quoted saying on Thursday that 26 Islamic State members were arrested near Badush prison, northwest of Mosul. On Monday, 20 militants, including five women, were arrested, south of Mosul.

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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