Two Canadian women arrested by iraqi forces in Mosul?

News 19 July, 2017
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    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 21:44

    Tuesday, 18 July, 2017 21:51

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    The canadian government is currently investigating the information of the iraqi government, according to which two women suspected to be linked to the organization islamic State (EI) have been arrested in Mosul, Iraq.

    The two women would be part of a group of 20 fighters foreign, in which there are also five German, three Russians, three Turks, a Chechen and six Libyan and Syrian.

    The 20 women were reportedly arrested on 13 July. “They had weapons and suicide belts, explosives, intended to attack the iraqi troops,” assured a leader of the counter terrorist unit in iraq, Haider al-Araji, the media in Kurdistan 24.

    According to this official, these combatants were hiding in a network of underground tunnels at the northern city of Mosul. They would have worked for the branch of police for the AR.

    The iraqi authorities have failed to clarify the fate of those who are nationals of foreign, including whether they will be tried in Iraq or extradited to their countries of origin.

    According to Amarnath Amarasingam, a researcher linked to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based, it is likely that the two women arrested from Quebec. “Since the majority of the girls that we know come to Quebec, it is likely, statically, whether they come from Quebec,” noted the specialist interview with the “Globe and Mail”.

    According to a report from the ministry of public Security dating back to last fall, about 180 Canadians, as of December 31, 2015, were left to fight for terrorist groups abroad. Of that number, approximately 20 % will be women, said the “Globe”.

    Launched last October by the iraqi forces, the battle for the recapture of Mosul has lasted several months, causing more than a million people displaced and many dead. The iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has traveled to Mosul last week to congratulate the troops for their victory over the jihadists of the EI.