Trump announces capture of five senior IS leaders

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump announced Thursday five most wanted leaders of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have been captured.

In a statement on Twitter, Trump said “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” According to the New York Times, the senior militants include a top aide to the group?’s leader following a three-month operation by American and Iraqi intelligence officials.

Citing unnamed Iraqi officials, the Times reported those captured include four Iraqis and one Syrian whose responsibilities included overseeing internal security and administration of the IS-controlled territory around Deir al-Zour in Syria.

Source: Kuwait News Agency