Iraqi troops arrested Islamic State terrorist in Mosul city
An Islamic State militant was arrested Sunday in the group’s previously-proclaimed capital city of Mosul, the interior ministry’s spokesman said.
In a statement, a copy of which was received by Mawazin News website, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said, “the terrorist was working for Islamic State’s so-called economic security department during the group’s capture of Mosul.”
According to Maan, the terrorist was arrested in al-Islah al-Zera’i district in Mosul’s western side.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.
Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.
A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Source: Iraqi News