An image from a video released by Welayat Nineveh Media Office on August 9, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State militants inspecting the grounds of the Mosul dam on the Tigris river, north of the city
An image from a video released by Welayat Nineveh Media Office on August 9, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State militants inspecting the grounds of the Mosul dam on the Tigris river, north of the city © - Welayat Nineveh Media Office/AFP/File
An image from a video released by Welayat Nineveh Media Office on August 9, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State militants inspecting the grounds of the Mosul dam on the Tigris river, north of the city
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Last updated: August 2, 2015

IS detains four journalism students in Iraq: watchdog

The Islamic State group has detained four journalism students in Mosul on charges of leaking information from the jihadist bastion to Iraqi and media organisations, a media watchdog said Saturday.

The four were taken from their homes in different parts of the northern city late Friday, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), an Iraqi organisation, said in a statement.

Mosul activists and a former security official confirmed to AFP that four Mosul University students had been detained and taken to an unknown location.

A journalist who was arrested for similar reasons in June, Jala al-Abadi, was executed in mid-July.

According to JFO, IS holds at least eight journalists from the province of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital.

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