Defense Minister: Nineveh Has Recovered Due To The Security Achieved By The Army And Security Forces

Mosul Defense Minister Jumaa Inad Saadoun commended the role of the military forces in protecting the outskirts of Nineveh Governorate and the entrances to the city of Mosul, and what the military units achieved by arresting terrorist elements throughout Nineveh Governorate.

During his visit to the headquarters of the Nineveh Operations Command and his meeting with a number of senior defense officers in Nineveh Governorate, the minister said: “Nineveh has fully recovered, through the establishment of security provided by the army forces alongside the security forces in providing security and safety in Nineveh Governorate.”

Al-Saadoun added that “the Iraqi army forces managed during the past few days to arrest the most prominent leaders of ISIS and dismantle sleeper cells of the organization’s elements, with the dismantling of explosive devices in the axis south of Mosul,” noting: “The military units mobilize their forces periodically in the axis northwest of Mosul and south of Mosul to eliminate the remnants of the terrorist ISIS.”

Defense Minister Jumaa Inad Saadoun arrived at the headquarters of the Nineveh Operations Command this morning, to review the security situation in the province and to see the units deployed within the sector of responsibility.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency