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5 senior ISIS elements arrested in Mosul

Iraqi forces in western Mosul have arrested five senior "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) elements notorious for their crimes during the group’s control of the city, the Ninawa police said Tuesday (June 5th).

"Acting on tips provided by citizens, joint local police and Counter-Terrorism Service forces arrested five senior ISIS elements, including one wanted for various terrorism-related charges and sentenced in absentia," Ninawa police chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Namis al-Jubury told Diyaruna.

"Surprise raids in Tal al-Romman, al-Mamoun and al-Zanjili in western Mosul nabbed the five elements who had separately returned to Mosul this year using fake names and IDs," he said.

One of them was in possession of weapons, and another had an improvised explosive device (IED), he said, noting that "they were probably trying to regroup and form a terror cell to target the city’s security".

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