Over twenty Islamic State members arrested in operations, west of Mosul

Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant

Baghdad ( Four Islamic State members, including a woman, were arrested in Mosul, the Iraqi Security Media Center said, while the Nineveh police announced arresting 23 other militants.

In a statement, the center said troops “managed today to arrest four Islamic State member, wanted for judiciary as arrest warrants were previously issued against them over crimes against civilians. The arrested included a woman who was working for the so-called Hisbah (vigilantism) while the group was in control of the city.”

The arrests, according to the statement, “took place at regions of al-Quds, al-Karama and al-Intissar, west of Mosul.”

Meanwhile, the Nineveh Police announced arresting 23 militants, south of Mosul.

Speaking to BasNews, Lt. Gen, Amgad Ziad said “troops arrested 23 Islamic State members during an operations that targeted 12 villages in Qayyarah region.”

Troops, according to Ziad, “also confiscated three tunnels filled with explosives.They were all confiscated and transferred to Nineveh police.”

On Thursday, 13 people were killed and injured as a booby-trapped vehicle exploded, west of Mosul. Earlier this month, an Iraqi soldier was killed, while seven others were injured in a bomb blast targeting a military patrol, west of Mosul.

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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