Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Thirteen Islamic State members were arrested as they attempted infiltration into a village, east of Mosul, a police source said on Sunday.
Speaking to BasNews, Cap. Waad Jalal, of the intelligence department of Nineveh police, said, “security troops besieged Bazwaya village, as information showed several Islamic State members were sneaking into the village.”
Troops, according to Jalal, “arrested 13 IS members and took them to the police station for investigations ahead of being sent to court.”
On Saturday, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the Interior Ministry’s spokesman, said five Islamic State militants were arrested Saturday in Hawy al-Kanisah area in Mosul’s western side.
The ministry’s Security Media Center announced, last week, arresting an Islamic State member in charge of security patrol, west of Mosul.
Late July, an Islamic State cell, composed of 13 militants, was arrested in a wide-scale security operation in western Ahlila village, west of Mosul.
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.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.