90 Miles From Tyranny : Five ‘most-wanted’ ISIS commanders have been captured, Trump says

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Five ‘most-wanted’ ISIS commanders have been captured, Trump says

Five senior ISIS leaders have been captured and detained following a cross-border sting operation that was conducted by Iraqi and American intelligence officials.

One of the men was a top aide to ISIS’ leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to two Iraqi officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Straits Times reported.

President Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that the five “most-wanted” ISIS leaders have been captured.

The group of senior ISIS leaders was in hiding in Syria and Turkey, and their arrest was part of a three-month sting operation.

The arrested included four Iraqis and one Syrian, all of whom were in charge of governing ISIS’ territory around Deir ez-Zor, Syria, and directing internal security and running the administrative body that oversees religious rulings.

Reuters said Iraqi state TV showed the five men in yellow prisoner outfits and called them “some of the most wanted” leaders of the group.

The arrests have been confirmed by a statement from Iraq’s external intelligence agency, but no details were given.

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