SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 17 June 2021, Thursday | النسخة العربية

Two ISIS members arrested and seizure of large quantities of sulfur in northern Iraq

The Iraqi Army’s 16th Division Command announced, on Wednesday, that it had found about twenty tons of sulfur used in making explosive devices in the Badoush Mountains area, west of the city of Mosul in the north of the country.

A brief statement of the squad indicated that this large amount of that substance is the remnants of the terrorist organization ISIS.

The statement indicated that army forces were able to arrest two ISIS members in an intelligence security operation south of Mosul.

In a related context, the Security Media Cell stated in a press statement that the detachments of the Federal Intelligence and Investigations Agency in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior “managed to seize equipment for ISIS gangs” in Anbar Governorate.

The cell’s statement indicated that the seized quantity included 107 mortar shells of 120 mm caliber, 174 anti-aircraft shells of 57 caliber, and a Katyusha missile with a single barrel.

For several months, the Iraqi security forces have launched security campaigns to eliminate the remnants of ISIS in Iraq, and were able to survey more than 200 caves and former hideouts, according to official figures, but the organization still carries out attacks from time to time.