“Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” US President Trump wrote on Twitter, providing no further details.
Iraq had described the capture of the ISIS commanders as “some of the most wanted” leaders of the group. However, the list did not include ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
On the other side, in a statement Thursday coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon called the arrest a “significant blow to Daesh”( Arabic acronym for the extremist group).
According to reports, the joint operation tracked senior ISIS leaders who had been hiding there in Syria and Turkey.