Iraqi security forces arrest four ISIS members in Nineveh Plains

NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq – On Thursday, the Iraqi National Security Apparatus issued a statement announcing the arrest of four members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Nineveh Province.

According to the statement, detachments of Iraqi National Security Apparatus in Nineveh province were able to arrest four ISIS members based on gathered intelligence, according to judicial warrants.

The statement added that the ISIS members originate from Nineveh Province and were fighters in Diwan al-Jund, the Islamic State’s version of a regular army.

The suspects admitted to conducting attacks on security forces.

According to the U.N., available data indicates that there are more than 10,000 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists still active in both Iraq and Syria, mostly organized into small cells.

ISIS sleeper cells remain active in various parts of the two countries, especially along their shared border.

In the beginning of September, Iraqi security forces captured three ISIS members who participated in the enslavement of Yezidi women in Shengal (Sinjar) and fought for ISIS during battles against Iraqi security forces.

On 14 August, Iraqi forces managed to stop an attempt by over 100 ISIS fighters to cross the Syrian–Iraqi border with explosive materials.