Iraq Uses Baghdadi Aide's Phone to Capture Islamic State Commanders

Iraq Uses Baghdadi Aide's Phone to Capture Islamic State Commanders

Iraq Uses Baghdadi Aide's Phone to Capture Islamic State Commanders

Iraqi state TV described the five as "some of the most wanted" leaders of the group, said Reuters.

Ryan Dillon tweeted on Thursday that Iraq captured five key ISIS leaders as part of Operation Roundup.

Iraqi forces in coordination with USA -backed Syrian forces have captured five senior Islamic State group leaders, the US -led coalition said Thursday in a statement.

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Hashimi referred to Eithawi and Jamal as "the two most senior Islamic State figures ever to be captured alive". After American and Iraqi intelligence agents extracted banking and communication codes from Ithawi's phone, Iraqi agents lured the other men into their trap and arrested them. At the height of the group's power their self-proclaimed caliphate stretched from the edges of Aleppo in Syria to just north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last month he would "take all necessary measures" against militants based in Syria. An official said of al-Baghdadi: "His movements are discreet and he never travels in a convoy".

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 a year ago.

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