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Interior Ministry: Two Islamic State terrorists arrested west of Mosul

Interior Ministry: Two Islamic State terrorists arrested west of Mosul

The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced arresting two Islamic State members in west of Mosul.

In a statement on Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said “the Rapid Response Forces, within Nineveh Police Command, arrested two Islamic State members, one of whom was working with the so-called Jaysh-ul-Usra.”

The militants, according to the statement, “were arrested in al-Quds district, west of Mosul.”

Last week, a source from Nineveh police said Iraqi troops arrested Islamic State’s security minister and the member in charge of the security detachments in two operations in Mosul. The Iraqi police arrested, on Wednesday, Taha Mohamed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers. Nineveh police command announced, on Tuesday, 13 IS members were arrested in southeast of Mosul.

Thousands of suspects were arrested over links with Islamic State, since the city was recaptured from the group in July 2017.

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.

Source: Iraqi News

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