Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State members have been arrested in Mosul, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, was quoted as saying that troops managed to six Islamic State members. Who are involved in terrorism charges. “Three of them used to work for the group’s security department. They used to confiscate houses of the christians and security conscripts.”
The militants were arrested in al-Mushahda, al-Mu’allemin and Wadi Hajar regions.
On Tuesday, Iraqi troops arrested an Islamic State militant who was tasked with providing the group with foodstuffs in Mosul 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.
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.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.