Nineveh (IraqiNews) Security Media Cell announced, on Sunday, arresting the so-called the Islamic State’s Mortar Brigade’s Emir, in Nineveh Plains, east of Mosul.
The Cell pointed out in a statement that Nineveh Police’s SWAT troops arrested the Islamic State official, the terrorist Jihad al-Ansary. Ansary was the so-called Emir of the Mortar Brigade in the Islamic State group in Nineveh Plains.
Security forces apprehended the criminal in the left side of Mosul (east of Mosul), the statement added. The operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.
It is noteworthy that in January 2014, ISIS captured the Iraqi towns of Falluja and Ramadi. Later, they captured the city of Mosul, while half the population fled the city, most of them into the surrounding smaller towns and villages of the Niniveh plains.