Trump tweets 5 key ISIS leaders captured

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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.

Two Iraqi intelligence officer said that among the captured militants - four Iraqis and one Syrian, whose responsibilities include the management of controlled ISIS territory around Deir AZ-Zaur in Syria.

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 United States intelligence agencies.

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.

President Trump publicly announced the capture of at least five "most wanted" ISIS fighters Thursday; delivering another crippling blow to the terror organization just 16 months into his presidency.

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The security advisor to the Iraqi government went on say that Iraqi intelligence agents, in cooperation with U.S. forces, had managed to uncover bank accounts used by Daesh and decipher secret communication codes Eithawi used.

Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, mentioned the USA credited Iraqi safety forces with the militants' seize "on the Iraq-Syria border".

The Iraqi air force has carried out several air strikes since a year ago against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.

"The noose is tightening around him", Hashimi said, referring to Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai.

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.