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Six Islamic State members arrested, west of Mosul: Interior Ministry

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


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State members were arrested in Mosul city, Nineveh, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

A statement by Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said security forces “managed to arrest six Islamic State members, including one who was working for the group’s Hisbah (Vigilantism) department, while the group was in control of the town.”

The militants were arrested is districts of al-Mithaq, al-Qahira, al-Tahrir and al-Muthanna, in the western side of Mosul.

On Wednesday, the Defense Ministry announced arresting a terrorist cell of Islamic State members in al-Shoura region, south of Mosul. On the same day, a senior source from Nineveh Operations Command said thirteen militants were killed in a wide-scale security operation in Kan’ous village, located between Qayyarah and Shirqat towns, south of the city.

Last week, the Nineveh Operations Command said sixteen Islamic State members were arrested in a security operation in south of Mosul. Moreover, the military intelligence announced arresting one of the militant group’s funders in northwest of Mosul. The Interior Ministry also said eight militants were arrested in an operation in west of the city.

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.


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