Interior Ministry: Two Islamic State members arrested in Diyala
The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced arresting two Islamic State members in Diyala province.
A statement by the Security Media Center said “the intelligence department and the counter-terrorism forces of the Interior Ministry managed to arrest two Islamic State members in two operations carried out in Diyala.”
One of them, according to the statement, “admitted to intentions of carrying out operations using bombs.”
Legal measures were taken against them, it added.
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 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 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.
A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Source: Iraqi News