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Iran-backed IMIS conducts raids on Mosul villages, arrests residents

IMIS militiamen

Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) has conducted raids on villages in western Mosul, press sources revealed on Monday.

The sources said that IMIS militiamen arrested five residents of these villages under the pretext that they are affiliated with ISIS. 

The sources also noted that the militiamen have driven those who have been arrested to an unknown destination.

Raids and kidnappings carried out by IMIS are continuous in many districts of Mosul's right bank, instilling fear in residents, they added. 

Earlier on Monday, sources told The Baghdad Post that dozens of Sunni academics and clerics were abducted by Iran-allied IMIS militias across Iraq. 

Moreover, IMIS stormed on Monday Jurf al-Sakhr town in Babel Governorate and detained 53 citizens without arrest warrants.

IMIS is composed of some 40 militias, which are mainly Shiite. These militias were allegedly formed to fight against ISIS terrorists.

But they have been accused of human rights violations against Sunni civilians as well as sectarian bloodshed.

Last Modified: Monday، 31 July 2017 02:36 PM