“The militants were arrested in Rabia district, west of Mosul, with fake IDs in their possession as they just returned from Syria,” SNG News quoted the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate as saying in a press statement on Sunday.
“Four of those detained were senior members of Daesh’s so-called Jund (soldiers) Diwan,” the directorate said, adding that the arrests were made pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.
Iraqi authorities regularly announce the capture of Daesh terrorists in different parts in the country since the collapse of the group’s so-called caliphate in the country in December 2017.
The anti-terrorism law in Iraq empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped the terrorists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.
The exact number of detained Daesh militants in the country is unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands.
Despite defeat in Iraq in late 2017, many Daesh remnants remain at large in the hideouts of the Arab country.
Source: Iraqi News