MOSUL — As the operations to clear Mosul from the remaining Islamic State (IS) militias continue, the Iraqi forces on Saturday captured a Russian national female sniper of the jihadist group.
Media activists close to the Iraqi army published a photograph claiming to be the notorious Russian woman who had been operating as an IS sniper in the group’s previous stronghold of Mosul, northern Iraq.
The identity of the captured remains obscure, and BasNews could not verify the reports alone.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, which had fallen into the hands of IS extremists back in June 2014, was declared fully liberated last week.
However, unconfirmed reports indicate that several dozens of jihadists are still hiding in the city, especially in Mosul’s Old City which was IS’s last pocket before its complete collapse.