Baaj – The paramilitary troops have arrested Islamic State leader in charge of captivating Yazidi women and anaesthesia in IS-held hospitals.
In remarks on Monday, Ahmed Nasrullah, a leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) “During investigations with IS leader abu Shaimaa al-Batiouti, he confessed participation in several surgeries for the extremists.”
“Batiouti is in charge of anaesthesia in IS hospitals including Baaj. He carried out several surgeries to the terrorists,” Nasrullah added.
“He also admitted being responsible for cesarean deliveries and captivating of Yazidi women in Baaj,” he added.
Last week, al-Hashd al-Shaabi troops resumed the second phase of operations, launched earlier this month, to liberate the remaining villages in the vicinity of Qairawan and Baaj, after the troops announced full liberation of Qairawan.
Many villages in Qairawan region, a main Islamic State bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, have been freed since the troops launched an offensive on May 12 to free the region.
The campaign in Baaj runs simultaneously with government troops operations in Mosul.
PMUs, an alliance of more than 60 mostly Shia militias, are recognized by the government as a national force under the Prime Minister’s command.