Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:08 GMT

Iraqi forces foil 24 Daesh militants flee attempt


( MENAFN ) On Wednesday, Iraqi security stated that 24 Islamic State (IS) militants, who escaped from neighboring Syria, were detained in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh.

The Iraqi Army's Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi informed reporters at a press conference close to the provincial capital Mosul that four of the detainees were group leaders.

Al-Ghanimi's remark came during his visit to Nineveh's Operations Command which is responsible for the security condition in northern Iraq, containing the border areas with Syria.

He affirmed that the need to take defensive security procedures to keep security in the city of Mosul and other areas in the province.

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