ERBIL – American special forces raided strongholds of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants in northwestern Iraq and arrested several jihadis, including leading members of the radical group, informed sources in Nineveh reported on Friday.
The special operation, which took place on Thursday midnight, has targeted ISIS strongholds in the sub-districts of Kask and Badoush near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.
“The U.S. special forces have used about seven Apache helicopters and a drone during the raid,” a security source told ARA News in Mosul, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The operation has targeted an ISIS security checkpoint and a convoy consisting of three ISIS vehicles. At least 20 militants were arrested, including four jihadi commanders.” the source reported.
The raid was conducted in the area stretching from Kask to Badoush sub-district.
“The arrested members of ISIS were taken by the Apache helicopters to an unknown location,” the security source added.
The operation has reportedly caused a state of alert in the ranks of ISIS militants in Mosul –the group’s main bastion in Iraq.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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