An Iraq based news website BasNews has reported that an anti-ISIS group, the Mosul Youth Resistance Movement have killed a number of Boko Haram militants in Mosul on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.
Saed Mamuzini, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Mosul spokesperson told the site that the Mosul Youth Resistance Movement, which was recently formed to act against Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, attacked the Boko Haram insurgents in the Dargaza neighbourhood of eastern Mosul , killing 5 insurgents.
Mamuzini added, “The Nigerian Boko Haram militants were in Mosul to take part in a military training course conducted by Islamic State (IS).”
Boko Haram, a radical Islamic group, has kidnapped and killed thousands of people in areas under their control in north eastern Nigeria. The group had earlier pledged allegiance to ISIS.
This is the first report of the presence of Boko Haram militants in Iraq