Member of the Islamic State’s police arrested while infiltrating into Iraq
The Iraqi military announced arresting a member of Islamic State’s police while attempting to infiltrate from Syria to Iraq.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Security Media Center said, “the military intelligence department managed, during an operation, to besiege one of the militants, while infiltrating via the Iraqi borders coming from Syria.”
The member, according to the statement, “belongs to the militant group’s so called Islamic Police. He used to work within the group’s Hit State.”
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.
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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a report in December.
Source: Iraqi News