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Five ISIS Leaders Captured in US-Led Sting

ISISFollowing a months-long sting carried out by American and Iraqi intelligence, five senior Islamic State leaders were captured on Thursday in Baghdad, Iraq. This was another major defeat for the militant group, which had already lost much of the territory it previously held in Syria and Iraq.

The operation, carried out by Iraqi forces working with US-backed Syrian rebels, tracked ISIS leaders who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey. The coalition began their mission by tracking Iraqi Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi, a chief aide to top ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to intelligence officials, Ithawi oversaw ISIS-declared fatwas, or religious rulings, as well as the Islamic State education curriculum. Ithawi was also responsible for appointing administrative leaders to ISIS territories.

Officials said Ithawi had been secretly living in Turkey under his brother’s name.

Once Ithawi was captured by the US-led coalition, American and Iraqi forces used a group chat app on Ithawi’s cell phone to set up a meeting with the other ISIS leaders, luring them from Syria into Iraq where they were quickly arrested.

Images of the captured senior commanders – Saddam al-Jamal, Essam al-Zawbai, Omar al-Karbouly, and Mohamed al-Qadeer – were broadcast on Iraq’s state television, where the men appeared in yellow prison jumpsuits. Iraq officials described the captured commanders as some of the “most wanted” leaders of the militant group

Abu Abdel al-Haq, head of security for the group, was also arrested in the sting.

While ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to still be operating in Syria and Iraq, much of the group’s remaining leadership has been captured or killed within the past year through air strikes and cross-border ground operations.

American intelligence officials are celebrating the capture, believing it represents a strengthening of Washington-Baghdad partnership in the war against terrorism. Brett McGurk, an American representative for the coalition, praised the “great cooperation” between the two forces.

Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning, hailing the capture as a major victory in the ongoing fight against Islamic extremism.

 


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June Badaracco
3 years ago

It’s unfortunate that the lives of so many people who were brutally taken can’t be brought back.

Chuck Tilley
4 years ago

Outstanding we captured the 5 ISIS Leaders Obama traded for Traitor Bergdahl

Dorothy
4 years ago

You gotta love it that they used the goof’s own cell phone app to set up a chat with the other morons, who came running and got busted. That’s good stuff, right there! Heh.

These barbarian clowns couldn’t invent a phone of any kind if they had forever and all the necessary parts and diagrams. . .but they can’t conduct proper terrorism against the clever people who invented their tools without using those tools. . .these guys are utter heatens.

I hope Gitmo has been readied for them and is now without special diets and rugs and reading material–it would be nice to have Sheriff Joe Arpaio run the operation there. . .

Dr. Scott
4 years ago

We praise God for all His mercies, grace and love. The removal of these top merciless barbarian leaders we hope help bring a final defeat to their genocidal reign of terror and death to the region very fast.

G. Bausticker
4 years ago

Love it when the GOOD guys win and the BAD guys lose!

Peter
4 years ago

Sounds like American Intelligence there is really on the ball. Their planning was a stroke of genius.

Saunders
4 years ago

I think we aught to be more reserved about what we’re doing as to not the enemy know our tactics.
Loose lips sinks ships.

Peter
4 years ago
Reply to  Saunders

Yeah, it’s a thrill to see them make that “slam dunk” but I’d just as soon forego that “cheap thrill” since reporting these issues only makes the enemy more devious.

Charles Payne
4 years ago

If we put Obama in prison and throw John Kerry out of the country then Isis will disappear.

Peter
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles Payne

But then they’d “regroup” and end up killing each other. You wouldn’t want to tempt them to commit crimes now would you? That would be like leading them on the road to perdition.

wolverine70
4 years ago

Very great work and an indication that the President remains focused on keeping terrorists on the run. A refreshing change from the prior administration!

Peter
4 years ago
Reply to  wolverine70

And they’re doing more than “keeping them on the run” How about that taping onto the leadership’s “black book” and getting the names of his co-conspirators.. That took a lot of patience and iron will.

Bausticker
4 years ago
Reply to  wolverine70

You said it!

Donna Barber
4 years ago

When your President isn’t creatimg the Isis, terrorist problem AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING IT, IT’S easier to destroy the enemy. Thank you God for removing Obama from White House and please disable his current loyal staff Obama left behind and the Deep State from destroying America. Lets make America Great again,as it was before the Clinton administration.

Peter
4 years ago
Reply to  Donna Barber

In a way Obama ended up helping the country by “negative example”. I think prior to his administration it was the understanding that “those people” had the blue print for a bottomless pit of treachery and lawlessness. We see now that much of their “ideology” is either political suicide, political prostitution, or a self-incriminating “drag net”. Now, I’m sure many already knew all about this enmeshment but I think “they” “stand down” a lot more easily today and get a “lump” in their throats every time they blame the President for anything. That’s another stroke of genius. Letting Obama LIVE. I’m sure there were numerous groups that would have seen assassination as a mercy killing.. But no, now we have a situation where they KNOW that that public safety derives from our Constitution, duty, public service, and legal compliance. We didn’t really have that or at least it wasn’t a guarantee. There was always that “far-fetched” Nat Turner or John Brown “feel” of some of their rhetoric and militancy. “Get behind me Satan.” To name only one Biblical quote that might potentially work well today whereas yesterday these quips would always work against us as if we were leading someone down the road to perdition and forcing them into criminal activities.

Donna Barber
4 years ago

ARRP needs to be deminished. Just like Verizon, AT&T,KOHLS,STARBUCKS ,etc.
We need to support the income of companies that don’t support liberal,socialism or Democrats. There’s alot more out there to be named, but that’s a starter.
Also the real America History taught in schools/college, free enterprise, work and stand om your on 2-feet and not live off Big Government. You get my gesture.
I’m 64 and still working.
If youre able to work and find yourself capable…..then DO IT
…dont lean on Government to support
You. Thats what’s wrong with America today!

Martin Steed
4 years ago

Maybe the Iraqis can get info out of them. God and John McCain forbid that the US should use any “inhanced interrogation techniques”. They will probably end up in a First Class Suite in Club Gitmo and be treated with kid gloves until we stupidly elect the next liberal president who will let them go as a sign of “good will” to the Muslim Radicals around the world.

Donna Barber
4 years ago

Thats a good one! I’d like to see it happen.

Donna Barber
4 years ago

GOOD JOB !!!!

Aardvark
4 years ago

Very telling: Under Obama “leadership”, ISIS is born, ISIS expands it’s reach around the world, ISIS takes over most of Iraq. Under Trump leadership: ISIS is beaten back, ISIS loses most of its Iraq stronghold, ISIS leadership is being systematically taken out, ISIS is weakened many fold.

Donna Barber
4 years ago
Reply to  Aardvark

Huesen Obama nearly lowered America to the level of 3rd World Countries, while giving his Muslim brotherhood nations money, supplies and all other advantages to take over America, Isreal and other Christian nations.

Don
4 years ago

Put Kohn Kerry on the Hillary, Obama, bill jail list ASAP! Idiots are idiots. They all meet the current DNC IQ requirement of having an IQ of less than 50

Bausticker
4 years ago
Reply to  Don

We’re paying for APATHY. Let’s be careful in our future elections and be sure we know who the candidates are and what they REALLY are. A lot of us thought it was time for a black to be President and let Obama pass without critical background checks!

Dale Righter
4 years ago

About time the Iraq military steps up to the plate.

john
4 years ago

Are these the five terrorists that Obama traded for that one traitor?

Bausticker
4 years ago
Reply to  john

Oh yes, that’s the Kenyen that claimed to be an American isn’t it? Sounds like the same.

Pat
4 years ago

I’m all for ………..um, and I’ll intentionally be slightly oblique: agua planking.

Maria Gregory
4 years ago
Reply to  Pat

If that gets the job done, so be it. It’s not easy to get any information out of these sadistic killers when they become our prisoners, so why not use a tactic that will work? Afterall, they behead their enemies in front of the entire world to watch which is sickening, but “agua planking” is nothing to having one get his head chopped off. Some of our politicians would call that “immoral”…and chopping off one’s head is not??????? Perhaps they should go to the frontlines and see if they can interrogate a prisoner by just asking questions and see if that person would just as soon spit in their faces as to give them any answers. I’m not being sadistic, just realistic.

Peter
4 years ago
Reply to  Maria Gregory

We know these people are incapable of telling the truth. “God forgive them for they know not what they do.” Now I’m not saying we’re “all that” but when you think of it these people are really ignoramuses. It’s kind of reminiscent of the Slaves never asking to get paid for what they were doing. That was kind of weird. Maybe some people are just taught from birth to be predators and “blood lust” is kind of what their education leads them to believe is “real”. It must be like an addictive personality where killing, ideation, and the like are some kind of “life-saving delusion” like smoking crack or taking drugs.

Rick B.
4 years ago

I guess these boys had never heard of ABSCAM… Get some more cells ready at Gitmo.

Donna Barber
4 years ago
Reply to  Rick B.

I agree

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