Six Islamic State militants, five women arrested in Ramadi, Mosul

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Anbar ( Six Islamic State militants were arrested during a security campaign at a camp of displaced families in Ramadi, a security source told Mawazin News on Wednesday.

“Acting upon intelligence information, security forces nabbed six IS members at the 18 Kilo camp west of Ramadi during a clampdown to check IDs of the displaced families,” the source said.

“All of the arrestees have been taken to a detention center for interrogation,” the source added.

Meanwhile, another security source said five women were arrested at Tal Afar district in Mosul while trying to infiltrate into the Iraqi-Syrian border.

They were taken to a police station for interrogation, the source told Baghdad Today website.

On Tuesday, a security official announced the arrest of wives of three Islamic State leaders, including the terrorist group’s wali (governor) in Mosul.

“The three wives were arrested at a security checkpoint at Tal Afar district west of Mosul, while trying to move to another area using fake IDs,” Captain Ahmed al-Obeidi from Nineveh police told the semi-official Al-Sabah newspaper on Tuesday.

“They were remanded into custody for interrogation on crimes committed by their husbands,” Obeidi said, adding that prosecutors will ask the three women about where their husbands could be hiding.

In August, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Nineveh province has been “fully liberated” from Islamic State, after the district of Tal Afar was re-captured.

Abadi’s announcement followed the defeat of the militant group in the town of Ayadiya, where the militants had fled to from Tal Afar. The group has suffered a string of territorial losses in recent months.

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