ISIS' 'most wanted' leaders captured in sting operation


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.

Iraq will close its airports and border crossings for 24 hours during its May 12 election, the first held since it defeated Islamic State militants, the electoral security committee said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that five of the "most wanted" ISIS leaders have been captured, CNN reported.

"Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!". They were shown in yellow prisoner uniforms.

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Baghdadi, 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. 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.

Iraqi authorities on Wednesday said Iraq's worldwide airports and border crossings would be closed from midnight Friday, ahead of the parliamentary election on Saturday.

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