Iraqi forces have rounded up 13 people in eastern Mosul for suspected links to the ISIL extremist group amid complaints of abuses against civilian residents by security personnel.
Army-affiliated anti-extremism forces have combed eastern Mosul in recent days, detaining seven suspects, National Security officer Saeed Adnan said on Monday.
"Another six suspected militants were arrested based on tipoffs from local residents," he said.
Mosul is currently the target of a wide-ranging army offensive aimed at recapturing the city -- once considered Iraq’s second largest in terms of population -- from ISIL.
Late last month, the Iraqi army announced the "total liberation" of eastern Mosul -- after three months of fighting -- from the grip of the extremist group.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Şubat 2017, 15:22