Iraqi security forces on Monday arrested 17 members of ISIS in different parts in Mosul.
“Acting upon intelligence reports, Nineveh police arrested 17 ISIS members, who are wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges,” press quoted spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.
Four of the arrestees are facing charges of forcibly seizing houses of security forces and Christians during the group’s capture of Mosul city in 2014, the spokesman said, adding that the arrests were made in al-Intisar, al-Mithaq, al-Quds and al-Teseen districts in Mosul’s eastern side.
In July, 2017, former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced liberation of the second largest Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS militants, who had captured it in 2014. More than 25,000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.