Iraqi forces have arrested 26 suspected Daesh and ISIS militants in a security swoop in the northern Nineveh province.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the country’s defense ministry on Saturday October 3, 2020.
The statement states that the militants were detained upon confessions given by Daesh/ISIS terrorists already in Iraqi custody.
“The suspects had confessed of carrying out terrorist attacks against security forces,” the statement reads.
Officials in Baghdad declared in late 2017 that the military presence of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq had been all but destroyed.
However the terrorists still have a presence in rural areas of Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Saladin and Mosul.