Iraqi forces arrest 12 Daesh militants in Nineveh

NINEVEH, Iraq: Iraqi forces rounded up 12 suspected members of the Daesh terrorist group in the northern Nineveh province, according to a local police chief on Monday.
“The militants have been arrested in crackdown campaigns in several areas in Nineveh,” Maj. Gen. Hamad al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, a local official was shot dead in an attack in the town of al-Ayadia in western Nineveh.
“Gunmen raided the house of the al-Ayadia local chief and killed him,” Maj. Abdel-Rahman al-Hamed said.
He said the local chief’s wife was seriously injured in the attack.
Last year, Iraqi officials declared that Daesh’s military presence in the country had been neutralized following a three-year conflict with the army backed by the U.S.-led coalition.
Nevertheless, Iraqi forces continue to carry out frequent operations with the aim of decisively ending the group’s lingering presence.–AA

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