Ten Islamic State terrorists detained in Mosul by the Iraqi army forces
As many as 10 members of Islamic State were arrested Saturday during a security operation in Mosul city, the Iraqi Security Media Center said.
“During a security campaign to arrest the wanted persons in Nineveh province, security forces apprehended 10 militants belonging to IS group in the eastern side of Mosul,” the Iraqi Alghad Press website quoted the center’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.
“The IS militants were caught in al-Karama district in Mosul’s eastern side,” the spokesman said, adding that they have been fighting for Islamic State during the terrorist group’s capture of Mosul, which lasted for three years.
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.
Source: Iraqi News