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Iraq arrested more than 180 Daesh members: Officials

Terrorists sentenced to death

Büşra Nur Bilgiç  | 11.02.2019
Iraq arrested more than 180 Daesh members: Officials

Ankara

By Hacer Baser

ANBAR, Iraq

Iraq security forces arrested 186 Daesh members in western Anbar province, the interior ministry said Monday.

“Terrorists confirmed that they have killed several people from Elbu Nemr tribes, a soldier named Mustafa el-Azzari, and conducted bomb attacks targeting civilians and security forces,” said an Interior Ministry’s spokesperson.

He added that all the terrorists were sentenced to death.

In the summer of 2014, Daesh overran much of northern and western Iraq, including Mosul, the country’s second-largest city.

In late 2017, officials in Baghdad declared Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but destroyed following a three-year war between the terrorist group and the Iraqi army backed by a U.S.-led coalition.

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