Iraqi forces arrest leaders of Daesh in Mosul

TOPSHOT - Iraqi forces hold a position on November 4, 2017 near the Syrian border after recapturing the border town of Qaim, west of Anbar, from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists a day earlier. Syrian and allied forces converged on holdout Islamic State group fighters in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal, the jihadists' very last urban bastion following a string of losses. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
IRAQ (VOP TODAY NEWS) – Iraqi forces arrested the Mosul and Qayara dailies in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, denying news of the killing of Iraqi soldiers in an ambush by members of the organization in the city of Mosul.

A security source in Nineveh said that the qualitative operation took place during their meeting in the village of Qayara district in the south of the province.

The source pointed out that “the operation came against the background of accurate intelligence,” pointing out that “the detainees under investigation.”

For its part, the center said the Iraqi security information in a statement: “We would like to show that the media reported the killing of five soldiers of the security forces in a number of terrorist gangs stationed in western Mosul disguised as Iraqi security forces, shameful.”

The Center added that “the names of the officers who reported the news of their deaths are fictitious and non-existent,” saying: “We renew our call to the media to be careful and careful before the dissemination of information and the truth from the official authorities.”