Iraqi military arrests 3 ISIS terrorists in Mosul
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Directorate of Military Intelligence on Sunday announced that they had apprehended three terrorists in the Hamam Alil area, located south of Mosul.
The directorate said in a statement that the detachment division in coordination with the military infantry division arrested three terrorists in the Al-Arej village, which is located in Hamam Alil on the eastern bank of Mosul.
The statement also mentioned that the detained terrorists were “militants tasked with providing intel to ISIS against the Iraqi Security Forces before the liberation of Mosul, and tasked with promoting the terrorist group’s ideology.”
“The arrests were carried out based on a legal warrant according to Article 4 of the terrorism law,” it added.
Earlier, on Sunday, Iraq’s ministry of interior said Iraqi security had arrested five terrorists south of Mosul on the Mosul-Baghdad road.
The statement mentioned that two of the terrorists were working as the so-called Islamic State’s police (Al-Hasba), charged with implementing the extremist group’s laws in Mosul when it controlled the city. The three others were fighters working in the Islamic State’s recruitment office.
Although Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in December 2017, the extremist group continues to launch regular attacks, including bombings, kidnappings, and ambushes against both Iraqi security forces, Kurdish forces, and civilians in areas liberated from its control as well as in major cities it never took over, such as Baghdad and Kirkuk.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany