SMC: 3 wanted persons arrested on terrorism charges in Mosul

SMC: 3 wanted persons arrested on terrorism charges in Mosul
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Nineveh ( The Security Media Center (SMC) announced, on Friday, that the security forces have arrested three wanted persons, on charges of terrorism, in the city of Mosul, in Nineveh Province.

The Center reported in a statement that based on accurate intelligence information, security forces of Nineveh managed to arrest three wanted persons, who were charged with terrorism.

Furthermore, it revealed that the wanted persons were arrested in the areas of al-Rashidiyah and Yarmaja in the city of Mosul, where one of them was working as the Islamic State’s officer of the bureau of tribal affairs.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State militants took over Mosul in June 2014, after the Iraqi troops stationed there abandoned their headquarters.

After over two years of ISIS occupation of Mosul, Iraqi, Kurdish, American and French forces launched a joint offensive to recapture the city in October 2016. On 9 July 2017, and Iraqi forces managed to regain full control of Mosul in July 2017.

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