Five 'most wanted' ISIS leaders CAPTURED in Iraq

Five 'most wanted' ISIS leaders CAPTURED in Iraq

Five 'most wanted' ISIS leaders CAPTURED in Iraq

Among the IS leaders captured are four Iraqis and one Syrian, according to the New York Times, citing Iraqi sources.

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, Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi told Reuters on Thursday.

The leaders were taken in Iraq after months of strategic planning by the USA, including the CIA, Turkey and Iraqi forces.

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.

"These arrests are a significant blow to ISIS, as we continue to remove its leadership and fighters from the battlefield", Rankine-Galloway said.

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Iraqi and U.S. intelligence spent several weeks interrogating Abu Zeid to acquire information about the location of the other leaders, who were in hiding.

The three-month operation, which tracked a group of senior Islamic State leaders who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey, represents a significant intelligence victory for the American-led coalition fighting the extremist group and underscores the strengthening relationship between Washington and Baghdad.

A US national security official said there were no indications that the operation had captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS who has always been the coalition's top target.

Last year, the Pentagon said that there were "some indicators" that al-Baghdadi was still alive a month after Russian Federation claimed to have killed him in a strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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