Iraqi army forces arrest two senior Daesh terrorists near Mosul
Iraqi army troops have arrested two high-profile members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group near the country’s strategic northern city of Mosul as government forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, continue to hunt for the remnants of the terror network.
Local police officer Captain Shakir al-Wandi said members of the 20th Brigade of the Army arrested self-proclaimed Daesh finance minister, identified as Dawoud Mohamed Saleh, was arrested during a raid on a house in al-Shura Island south of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.
Colonel Haseeb Maarouf of the Nineveh Operations Command said another Daesh leader, whose identity was not immediately known, was arrested in the operation as well.
Maarouf noted that a large cache of explosive materials and weapons was seized in the offensive.
Meanwhile, Army Colonel Ahmad al-Jabouri said 30 people were detained by security forces southwest of Mosul for suspected links with the Daesh terrorist group.