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The detention of the leaders of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) held the Iraqi security forces, assisted by the “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS) — the Union of Kurdish and Arab groups supported by the USA. Wrote about this on his Twitter page, the special representative of the President of the United States in the coalition fight against ISIS Brett Mcguirk.
“Iraqi security forces captured five senior leaders of the IG, in coordination with the DSS in the region on the border of Iraq and Syria. Excellent cooperation closes the terrorists of ISIS all the way to escape,” — said in the message. The representative of the operation “Unwavering commitment” in turn, said that the incident was a severe blow to the group.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump announced that he had managed to catch a “five most wanted leaders of the IG.” He gave no names of the fighters or details of the operation.
TASS notes that the tramp could have had in mind an operation to arrest 10 alleged members of ISIS in Mosul, who are accused of police killings and improvised explosive devices. About it reported the Ministry of internal Affairs of Iraq.
At the same time, informed the Agency Reuters was told that it is including the seizure of personal assistant to the leader of the IG Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is responsible for financial matters. Ismail al-Atawi (Ismail al-Eithawi) caught in February in Turkey, and then handed over to the Iraqi security forces. Using phone men and Telegram messenger they were able to lure and arrest four leaders of the group. Among them was responsible for the region near the Euphrates, Saddam Jamal (Jamal Saddam) and warlords Mohamed al-Qadir (Mohamed al-Qadeer), Omar al-Karbuli (Omar al-Karbouli) and Essam al-Zaubai (Essam al-Zawbai).
May 9 about the capture of five leaders of the IG — four Iraqis and a Syrian in charge of Deir ez-Zor, reported the newspaper the New York Times. It was noted that it was a three-month joint operation by American and Iraqi forces.
The international anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States conducts operation “Unwavering commitment” against the group “Islamic state” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
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