Two Islamic State members arrested after crossing borders coming from Syria

Iraqi security forces arrest a suspected member of the Islamic State group

Nineveh ( Two Islamic State members have been arrested as they crossed borders coming from Syria, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Friday.

In a statement, the center said “troops of Nineveh Operations Command managed to arrest two Islamic State members, who crossed the Iraqi borders coming from Syria.”

The militants, according to the statement, “confessed during investigations that they belonged to Islamic State’s so-called Nineveh State. Legal measures were taken against them.”

On Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said an Islamic State member was arrested during a military operation in Tal Zalat area in northern Mosul.

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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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.

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