Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Three female prominent members of Islamic State have been arrested in Mosul, a security source from Nineveh Police Command said on Saturday.
“Security troops of Nineveh Operations Command arrested the three Islamic State female members depending on intelligence information that showed they have been hiding since more than a year in al-Houd village in Qayyarah, south of Mosul,” Cap. Amir Wathiq told BasNews.
The troops, according to Wathiq, “besieged the militants, who were Saudi and Syrian nationals and arrested them before taking them to Nineveh police station for investigations.”
The militants were known for “lashing the women in Mosul, stoning and executing them after they get orders.”
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 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against security troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. The war against IS has displaced at least five million people.