Nineveh (IraqiNews) The Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate announced, on Saturday, apprehending a member of the Islamic State group, while he was trying to enter Mosul coming from Erbil.
The Directorate said in a statement that based on accurate intelligence information, Military Intelligence forces managed to apprehend on of the terrorists, who were serving as security members in the Islamic State group, while he was trying to enter Makhmoud District in Mosul, coming from Erbil.
It is noteworthy that Iraqi security forces manage, from time to time, to arrest wanted persons on criminal and terrorism charges, in different areas of the country.
In 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria seized control of the city of Mosul and an estimated 500,000 refugees fled the area. The Iraqi government managed to recapture the city in the “Battle of Mosul” three years later, during which the city sustained heavy damage.