Seven ISIS female elements were arrested Northwest of Samarra, Iraqi Army’s Samarra Operations said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The intelligence of the Samarra Operations captured the ISIL female elements Northwest of Samarra,” Commander of Iraqi Army’s Samarra Operations Major General Emad al-Zuhairi said in a statement, Iraqi News reported.
“The female elements were traveling from Mosul towards Baghdad using fake identifications,” the statement added.
Security forces in Samarra had arrested many elements belonging to the ISIL terror group while attempting to sneak into Southern provinces.
Earlier, tens of ISIL militants were killed as Iraqi jets launched several airstrikes in Anbar province.
A statement by the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said Iraqi jets launched several airstrikes that left an ISIL rest house and a weapon stash destroyed.
Furthermore, 21 ISIL militants were killed on Tuesday in a military operation Southwest of Iraq.
Iraqi troops were able to a return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s Western cities of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the militant group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a rule in parts of Iraq.
There has not been an officially-declared military campaign to free those regions, but the province’s military command launched a brief assault early January that managed to recapture some Western villages before stopping again.