Two Islamic State members arrested in Mosul: Security Center

Iraqi security forces in western Mosul.

Baghdad ( Iraqi troops have arrested two Islamic State members, who took part in fighting against security troops in Mosul, the Security Media Center said on Tuesday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Yahia Rasool, the spokesperson for the center, said “the intelligence department of the Federal Police managed to arrest two Islamic State members in Nineveh.”

The operation, according to Rasool, “was carried out after information shows that the militants were there in Mosul.”

Last week, the center said troops arrested eighteen Islamic State members, while attempting to escape from east to west of Mosul.

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

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.

The militant group 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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