Trump lauds capture of five top ISIS commanders

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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.

The second leader, Ismail al-Eithawi, who had been captured previously, was said to have been told to use his phone to summon the others.

Iraq had described the capture of the Islamic State commanders as "some of the most wanted" leaders of the group.

The President of the United States Donald trump confirmed that the prisoner was captured five "most wanted" leaders of the terrorist organization Islamic state.

Intelligence officers had tracked them for three months as they made their way through Turkey and Syria, the New York Times reported.

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Hashimi said the operation was carried out in cooperation with U.S. forces, part of an American-led coalition fighting against Islamic State on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The self-styled caliph is still at large and believed to be hiding in the cross border area between Iraq and Syria.

"The noose is tightening around him", Hashimi said, referring to Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai. The Iraqi air force has carried out several airstrikes since a year ago against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.

On April 30, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to continue airstrikes on Daesh positions and headquarters inside neighboring Syria but stressed that Baghdad would not infringe upon the sovereignty of the Damascus government.

On December 9, 2017, Abadi declared the end of military operations against Daesh in Iraq.

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 past year.

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