Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police have arrested 12 Islamic State members in an operation, central Mosul, a commander said on Tuesday.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, Brig. Gen. Hamad al-Jabouri said “troops of Nineveh police, depended on information coming from our sources, and carried out an operation in al-Obour region in central Mosul
Among the arrested people, according to Jabouri, those who worked in the group’s Hisbah(vigilantism) and security department. “Nineveh police will continue to follow IS remnants.”
Earlier this week, Iraqi troops arrested 35 Islamic State members in west of Mosul.
Last week, a source from Nineveh police said Iraqi troops arrested Islamic State’s security minister and the member in charge of the security detachments in two operations in Mosul. The Iraqi police arrested, on Wednesday, Taha Mohamed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers. Nineveh police command announced, on Tuesday, 13 IS members were arrested in southeast of Mosul.
Thousands of suspects were arrested over links with Islamic State, since the city was recaptured from the group in July 2017.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.