Iraqi official warns of fall of Mosul again due to ISIS re-emergence
The Islamic State (IS) insurgents have lately intensified their activities in the border areas between Iraq and Syria, an Iraqi official said on Sunday.
Talking to BasNews, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the former Governor of Nineveh province, said that the extremists have put the security of Mosul at a great risk again as the Iraqi forces and pro-Iran Shi’ite militias don’t have enough control over the territory.
Nujaifi noted that the recent re-emergence of the militants will cause the group’s sleeper cells in the city to be active again and attempt to take over the province.
Islamic State took over a vast area in Iraq in mid-2014. It was declared defeated three years later, but the extremist group has once again regrouped itself in most liberated areas under the control of the Iraqi forces.