Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi military intelligence forces arrested on Sunday six Islamic State terrorists during a security campaign in Mosul city.
Acting on information from intelligence officials, troops of the Military Intelligence Directorate launched a security campaign to track down Islamic State terrorists in Makhmour district in Mosul, Almaalomah news website quoted a statement by the Military Intelligence Directorate as saying.
The campaign resulted in “the arrest of six terrorists, who fought against our security forces,” added the statement.
Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced in July 2017 liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from IS militants, who had captured it in 2014. More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.
The campaign was backed by paramilitary troops and a U.S.-led international coalition.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in Iraq in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.