Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Captured Isis aide forced to snare fellow leaders

Captured Isis aide forced to snare fellow leaders

Iraqi officials have described the ISIS commanders as "some of the most wanted" leaders of the terrorist group.

The ISIS leaders who were apprehended do not include al-Baghdadi, a senior US official confirmed to CBS News' Margaret Brennan.

The U.S. -led coalition used the intel to launch an airstrike last month that took the lives of 39 suspected ISiS militants in Syria, according to the Times. Jamal was shown on Iraqi state television on Wednesday night, wearing a yellow prison uniform.

U.S. President Donald Trump later tweeted "Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!".

Two Iraqi intelligence officials said those captured included four Iraqis and one Syrian whose responsibilities included governing the Islamic State's territory around Deir al-Zour, Syria, directing internal security and running the administrative body that oversees religious rulings.

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Following the capture, intelligence agents from both Iraq and the United States uncovered bank accounts used by the Islamic State and also secret communication codes used by Eithawi.

Information about the other ISIS leaders came from Ithawi during his weeks of interrogation, which led to their capture and arrest, according to the officials.

Abadi said Iraqi forces are already deployed at the Sulaimani and Erbil airports, further elaborating on the status of the central government's presence in the Kurdistan Region with "even the Iraqi Intelligence Service [active] in the region".

The Iraqi air force has carried out several air strikes since a year ago against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.

Final yr the Pentagon mentioned that there have been "some indicators" that al-Baghdadi was nonetheless alive a month after Russian Federation claimed to have killed him in a strike close to the Syrian metropolis of Raqqa.

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