Three IS members killed, biggest explosives workshop found in western Mosul

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police forces stand before a stash of projectiles belonging to Islamic State militants found western Mosul.

Mosul ( Police troops have killed three Islamic State militants on Friday in northwest of Mosul.

In a statement, Federal Police Chief Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said “troops killed three IS militants after besieging them in Hawi al-Kanisah district.”

Moreover, “A workshop for manufacturing of katyusha rockets was found in Mesherfa region in northwest of Mosul.”

In related news, the Nineveh police intelligence department announced seizing the biggest workshop used by IS to manufacture explosives in western Mosul.

“Troops confiscated the biggest workshop used by IS militants to manufacture explosive belts and rockets while searching for workshops, tunnels and prisons in the western flank of the city,” Cap. Ahmed al-Obeidi told the Kurdish-owned BasNews on Friday, saying that the workshop was located in Sarjikhana region.

Hundreds of rockets and explosive devices were found inside, according to Obeidi.

On Thursday, Jawdat said 47 IS members have been killed and arrested since the start of July until present. Six booby-trapping workshops, 192 explosive belts, ten tons of ammonia nitrates and five barrels of C4, among other ammunitions were seized.

Since the city was declared free in early July, security troops continue to comb western Mosul areas for hidden IS cells.

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