Six Islamic State members arrested in refugee camps, south of Fallujah
Six Islamic State members were arrested in an operation carried out in the refugee camps, south of Fallujah in Anbar province, a security source from the province said.
Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “security troops carried out a wide-scale operation at the refugee camps in Amiriyat al-Somoud, south of Fallujah. Six Islamic State members, who sneaked into the camps along with displaced families, were arrested.”
The detainees, according to the source, “were involved in operations against civilians and security troops.” They were transferred under high security measures to detention cells for investigations.
On Tuesday, three people were wounded in a suicide attack in the same region in Fallujah.
And a civilian was seriously wounded in a bomb blast in the capital Baghdad, the Iraqi Security Media Center reported.
In a statement, the center quoted Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, as saying that “a bomb went off in Baghdad al-Jadida region, leaving a civilian profoundly injured.”
The region witnesses high number of visitors heading to Karbala province for the religious visit to commemorate the 40-day mourning period for the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.
SOURCE – IRAQI NEWS