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Freshly captured IS affiliate interrogated by Iraqi forces in Mosul


A 25-year-old member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) was interrogated by the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) after being captured in West Mosul, Thursday.

The man, who said he joined IS in October 2014, answered questions about the IS training regimens, saying, “They were giving us exercises for fitness and courses about weapons.”

“They were giving us exercises, plus teaching us how to shoot at noon… and exercises over and over again, plus running exercises,” the man said, adding that the training period lasted 14 days, in which fighters used AK 47 rifles.

Answering a question of whether he joined IS at his own will, the man replied, “I didn’t want to but I joined them just so that I can get married again.”

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