Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday the capture of nine Islamic State terrorists in different parts of Mosul, the group’s previously-proclaimed capital.
“Acting up a tip-off, Nineveh police arrested nine terrorists of Islamic State militant group, for whom arrest warrants were issued for fighting security forces and targeting citizens,” Baghdad Today quoted Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Saad Maan as saying in a statement.
“The arrests were made in different parts of Mosul’s eastern and western sides,” the statement read.
Iraqi authorities regularly announce the capture of Islamic State extremists across the country since the collapse of the group’s territorial influence in December 2017.
The jihadist group had seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq in 2014, when it proclaimed a “caliphate” and imposed its rule over some 10 million people.