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Iraqi military plans to arm Mosul residents to face terror attacks: official

Brigadier-General Najm al-Jabouri, head of the Iraqi army’s Nineveh Operations Command, revealed plans by the Iraqi military to arm citizens in 50 villages near Mosul so they can protect themselves.

Jabouri said in a statement on Thursday that Jabouri met with chiefs of local tribal, adding that "the army chief-of-staff decided to arm residents of 50 villages near Mosul to allow them to defend themselves against possible terrorist attacks.”

Iraq has declared victory over ISIS terrorist organization in December, 2017, during the term of former prime minister Haidar al-Abadi. However, the country still faces terror attacks from time to time.

Gunmen shot dead five members of a family in an attack on their house near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul late on Wednesday, police officials and hospital sources said.

Police officials in the area said ISIS militants were involved in the attack.

An interior ministry statement said "terrorist elements" attacked a house of a village community supervisor in the Hammam al-Alil area south of Mosul, killing him, his two sons, his nephew, his mother, and wounding two others.
Last Modified: Saturday، 11 May 2019 01:40 AM