Armed Daesh militants attacked on Saturday Tal Rumman neighborhood in west Mosul and torched several houses, only days after storming into the village and executing seven of its residents, Mosul Police report said.
During the previous days, Daesh members launched armed attacks on the Mosul market, broke into shops and committed robberies, taking advantage of recent developments as the security forces are being busy securing the border with Syria.
These operations are part of a series of desperate attacks carried out by Daesh in different parts of Iraq, including in the province of Diyala, where the organization burned crops belonging to citizens in the villages of Dara and Mubarak.
The country’s defense ministry said on Saturday that six Daesh terrorists were killed in a security operation in northern Iraq.
In a statement, the ministry said security forces raided two suspected militant hideouts in Saladin, north of Baghdad, upon an intelligence tip-off.
Security forces seized three explosive belts and six devices during the operation, the ministry said.
Mokhtar al-Ghobashi, vice president of the Arab Center for Political and Strategic Studies, told The Reference in an interview that it is not likely that Daesh would leave Iraq because it witnessed its emergence.
He also pointed out that Iraq is currently witnessing many conflicts and political crises, urging that the terrorist organization is feeding on divisions and problems, therefore, the only way to defeat Daesh in Iraq is by achieving stability.
The political analyst pointed out that Mosul was one of the large areas controlled by the organization in previous years, and considered it one of its important states, in addition to the rich natural resources and distinct geographical location.
“There are some foreign countries such as the United States that does not want Daesh to get out of Iraq because it controls that Iraqi government under the pretext of fighting terrorism, so it supports its survival in Iraq and Mosul,” Ghobashi added.