Two Islamic State militants arrested in Iraq after returning from Turkey

Iraqi troops arrest a suspected Islamic State militant

Nineveh ( – Iraqi security forces arrested on Tuesday two Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul city, a police chief was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, chief of Nineveh police Brig. Gen. Hamad Names al-Jabouri said, “the pair were arrested in Sumer district in Mosul as they have returned from Turkey recently.”

“They were wanted by the Iraqi judiciary on terror charges pursuant to article 4/1 of the anti-terror law,” Jabouri noted.

According to Jabouri, the two were referred to the bodies concerned for interrogation.

On Monday, three Islamic State members were arrested after an ambush was set by Iraqi troops for the terrorists in Jisr al-Rummana region in western Anbar.

During investigations, the militants admitted to belonging to IS and carrying out several operations against police, army as well as civilians.

Thousands of IS 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.

In December, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring the end of war against IS members. However, 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.

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