Five 'most wanted' ISIS leaders CAPTURED in Iraq

Five 'most wanted' ISIS leaders CAPTURED in Iraq

Iraqi forces in co-ordination with US -backed Syrian forces have captured five senior leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, the USA -led coalition said Thursday in a statement.

Five top leaders for the Islamic State, including a direct aide to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have been captured by Iraqi agents, Reuters reported on Thursday. Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, providing no further details.

The ISIS officials were captured in a joint operation carried about by American and Iraqi intelligence, according to The New York Times.

His tweet came after Iraqi officials confirmed the results of the three-month cross-border operation.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has previously vowed to "take all necessary measures" against members based in Syria, with the Iraqi air force carrying out a number of airstrikes in areas believed to contain ISIS members in the country.

Those held include Syrian national Saddam Jamal, who served as the so-called Daesh governor of Syria's eastern Euphrates region.

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Ismail Al Eithawi, who also uses the alias Abu Zaid Al Iraqi, was captured in February in Turkey by Turkish authorities and handed over to Iraqi agents.

Abadi declared final victory last December over the ultra-hardline group within Iraq.

The ISIS leaders are said to have featured in a series of sick execution videos, filmed when the extremist group controlled large swathes of Iraq.

He thought to be hiding in eastern Syria and surrounded by only a small group of trusted followers, an Iraqi intelligence official said.

Islamic State militants last month restated their loyalty to Baghdadi, in what is believed to be their first public pledge of allegiance to him since his self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq collapsed previous year.

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