Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul

Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul

Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul - including two men, eight children and 16 women - and they have been taken to Baghdad

The sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany. They spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the information is not yet public.

They say four German women have been arrested so far - including one each of Moroccan, Algerian, Chechen and German descent. The Moroccan has a child and they were arrested in Mosul about ten days ago.

The officials say the women had allegedly been working with IS in the police force. Their husbands were IS fighters but their fates are not known. The French and German embassies have visited the women. They expect that the children will be handed over to the countries they belong to and the women will be tried on terrorism charges, the Associated Press reports.