Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Iraq used Baghdadi aide's cell phone to capture top Daesh commanders

Girls stand in front of a campaign poster of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi during a rally ahead of the parliamentary election in Najaf Iraq Iraq used Baghdadi aide's cell phone to capture top Daesh commanders
Gerardo Duncan | 11 May, 2018, 04:25

Iraq captured five Islamic State commanders after its intelligence services lured them into crossing from neighboring Syria, Iraqi state TV reported Wednesday.

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

The result of the three-month operation to capture the terrorist leaders, who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey, represents an important victory for the Iraqi and USA intelligence agencies.

The U.S. -led coalition supported Iraqi floor forces and Syrian fighters often known as the Syrian Democratic Forces within the greater than three-year conflict in opposition to ISIS.

Iraq has previously called the captured commanders of the IGIL "one of the most wanted" leaders of the group.

"Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!" he tweeted Thursday morning.

Baghdadi, the madman who declared himself ruler of all Muslims in 2014 after capturing Iraq's main northern city Mosul, is now believed to be hiding in the Iraqi-Syrian border region after losing all the cities and towns of his self-proclaimed caliphate.

Following Ithawi's capture, Iraqi and American intelligence agents were able to uncover bank accounts used by the group and secret communication codes he used, Hashimi said.

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.

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.

Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled over operations backed by the US -led International Alliance.

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