Four "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) elements were arrested in an operation in eastern Mosul, the Ninawa Operations Command said Wednesday (July 18th).
"A joint force from the army, police and Mosul emergency police on Wednesday morning arrested four ISIS elements in al-Zahraa and al-Qahera neighbourhoods in eastern Mosul," commander Nejim Eddin Karim al-Jubury told Diyaruna.
"They were using aliases and returned to the area by hiding among displaced residents," he said, noting that the ISIS elements were identified through tips provided by local residents.
Two of the elements belonged to the group's "hesba" (religious police), one was an ISIS fighter, and the fourth was a member of the ISIS "iftaa" committee which issued religious verdicts, according to Iraq Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan.