Trump hails capture of 5 most-wanted IS leaders

A man walks past a campaign poster of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi ahead of the parliamentary election in Najaf Iraq

United States president Donald Trump has confirmed that five "most wanted" ISIS commanders have been captured, in an apparent reference to the leaders of the group recently detained in Iraq.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the anti-ISIS raid Thursday, saying those arrested were the "five most wanted" ISIS "leaders". Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, providing no further details.

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.

The paper reports that the operation began after Turkish authorities arrested a top aide to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in February and extradited him to Iraq.

Saddam al-Jammel, a Syrian who had headed the IS operations near the eastern Syrian town of Deir al-Zour, and Abu Abdel al-Haq, an Iraqi who had been the group's head of internal security, were two of the terrorists captured, The Times reported.

California regulators approve plan to Support solar panels
Solar systems need to be bigger - and more costly - in hotter parts of the state like the Inland Empire and the Central Valley. They estimate that for every $40 in monthly payments the energy standards increase, consumers will save $80 in energy costs .

According to the Independent, the men were captured after they tricked by Iraqi intelligence services into crossing the Syrian border.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last month he would "take all necessary measures" against militants based in Syria.

Iraqi agents then used the Telegram messaging app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group to cross the border from Syria into Iraq and into a trap, security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi told Reuters on Thursday. The Iraqi air force has carried out several airstrikes since previous year against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.

The militant group swept into Iraq in the summer of 2014, taking control of almost a third of the country.

Related News:

  • Browns rookie minicamp: Studs, studies and first impressions

    Browns rookie minicamp: Studs, studies and first impressions

    Fast forward to last week, when the Cleveland Browns selected Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. More teams are taking to the fact that it's possible and those guys are winners, so why not?
    Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle's Father To Walk Her Down Aisle

    Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle's Father To Walk Her Down Aisle

    And let's not forget about the latest example, Kate Middleton who married Prince William in 2011. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can now be seen smiling across buses travelling around Berkshire.
    Late charge lifts Aussie Day to PGA Wells Fargo victory

    Late charge lifts Aussie Day to PGA Wells Fargo victory

    If he can get everything else in order, he'll surely be a factor at next week's Players Championship, where he won in 2016. Lefty has clipped Woods in five of those seven final-round pairings, including the last four dating back to 2007.
  • Indian fraudsters ridiculed after being paraded in 'space suits'

    Indian fraudsters ridiculed after being paraded in 'space suits'

    He further came to know that he had been cheated and the so-called scientists are members of the racket, the police said. The police told the media that they covered the copper plate with a liquid magnet in order to fool the businessman.
    Gates and Buffett bully bitcoin

    Gates and Buffett bully bitcoin

    However, as he spoke, Bitcoin , the largest cryptocurrency , had added $2,563.48 to its value in the last month, marking a price hike of 37.9%.
    Tiger Woods' former coach fears he will NEVER win another major

    Tiger Woods' former coach fears he will NEVER win another major

    Woods won five of the tournaments in which they were grouped at some point, including the 2006 PGA Championship and the 2008 U.S. Their most famous pairing was when they were partners in the 2004 Ryder Cup, and that didn't end all that well.
  • Police Searching for Bodies of Missing Girls in Macomb County Field

    Police Searching for Bodies of Missing Girls in Macomb County Field

    Police say they started searching here after convicted killer Arthur Ream boasted to fellow inmates that he killed several girls. Upon receiving a tip, investigators began digging for any and all information regarding the victims, as well as their remains.
    Federal Geologists: Hawaii Volcano Could Have Explosive Eruption

    Federal Geologists: Hawaii Volcano Could Have Explosive Eruption

    The evacuees have been provided shelter at two community centers near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. At least 36 structures - including 26 residences - have been destroyed since then.
    The Cleveland Cavaliers survive at home

    The Cleveland Cavaliers survive at home

    DeRozan finished with eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, inefficient across the board, and zero points in the fourth quarter. He's averaging 34.8 points, his highest in the playoffs since 2009, with 9.5 rebounds and a career-best 8.8 assists.
  • Life's a beach for Rory McIlroy as he aims for Players win

    Life's a beach for Rory McIlroy as he aims for Players win

    But it is the pride at stake that makes this tournament an important highlight on any resume, including those of major winners. Anirban was even par on Friday previous year , as he walked up to the 18th tee box.
    Armenia protest leader Nikol Pashinyan elected prime minister

    Armenia protest leader Nikol Pashinyan elected prime minister

    After the plebiscite, thousands of opposition supporters rallied against alleged mass violations at polling stations. The ruling party said it will not nominate their own candidate for the second round, just like in the first round.
    Destiny 2: Warmind DLC out now

    Destiny 2: Warmind DLC out now

    Destiny Warmind will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 8 alongside a couple of hotfixes, update 1.2.0 and 1.2.0.1. Called "Spire of Stars", players can courageous the new gauntlet for better loot when it goes live on May 11th.


Most liked

76ers' Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Excited For Future After Loss To Celtics
For a team that won fewer than 20 games three times in the last five seasons, Brown isn't sugarcoating. Embiid insists that The Process will never end for the Sixers. "We've got to learn from it".

At least 21 dead after flower-farm dam bursts in Kenya
Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui said: "We will do our best to take affected families to safety and help them get medical attention". The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has so far recorded 2,942 cases of the virus, with 55 deaths.

Huddersfield draw with Chelsea to give Liverpool huge top-four boost
This, in turn, had an effect on the team as Chelsea's dominance in the first half was capped off by the lack of end product. Chelsea's final game of the season will be against Manchester United the FA Cup at Wembley on May 19.

Guardiola pays tribute to 'beloved' Yaya Toure ahead of final home game
An Etihad source said: "Leroy loves it here and wants to stay but it looks like it's all going to have to wait for now". The 30 wins they had prior to this game was level with the amount the west London club achieved last season.

Warriors advance Western Conference Finals
At one point, it seemed like a sure thing that Derrick Favors would go elsewhere when he became a free agent after the season. When it's May and buckets are hard to come by and everyone is running on fumes, you need a superstar to take over the game.

Kris Jenner Gets Emotional Talking About Khloe Giving Birth During Cheating Scandal
Kardashian said in a post on her website last week that she's looking forward to her first Mother's Day as a mom. The two were with several others at TownHall on W 25th St. around 7 p.m.

Cannes 2018: Cate Blanchett speaks about equality at 'gladiatorial' festival
Amidst the less starry line-up at the festival, the new " Star Wars " spin-off, " Solo " is the only Hollywood blockbuster. Faced with the prospect of only showing its films out of competition, Netflix withdrew its films from Cannes .

Free NES Games, But It's Not Virtual Console
NES-Nintendo Switch Online is a collection of classic NES titles and will be included in any of the subscriptions shown above. Online chat services will still be handled by the Nintendo Switch Online App, which probably isn't what many were hoping for.

In 2019, Apple will introduce the iPhone with three cameras
It means that the third generation iPhone X or iPhone X Plus are the likely recipients of the camera upgrade. The information comes from the Taipei Times , citing a research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu.

LeBron James, Cavaliers sweep Raptors to reach Eastern Conference finals: Takeaways
Cleveland shot a ridiculous 65 per cent in Game 4's first quarter, when nine of their 12 field goals were either layups or dunks. "But we've been in all three games, we've had chances to win pretty much all three games, being up in some of the games".

ISRAEL ON EDGE: Jerusalem Braces for VIOLENCE as US Opens Embassy
The move prompted global condemnation and triggered a wave of protests in the occupied Palestinian territories. Mr Trump says he is making good on US legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades.

Rescue workers reach 1 more miner in Poland, 4 still missing
As Reuters reported, the rescuers have found another trapped miner, but his evacuation will take several hours. So far there has been no contact with the four workers, who are stuck 900 meters (2,950 feet) underground.

Time, Channel, Date, How To Watch Red Carpet
First established in 1946, the Met Gala is held every year as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The network will also offer comprehensive television coverage starting at 6:30 p.m.

Are Analysts Bullish Eland Oil & Gas PLC (LON:ELA) After Last Week?
The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) earned "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 11. On Tuesday, December 12 Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of VOD in report with "Conviction Buy" rating.

North Korea calls United States claims about upcoming summit "misleading"
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Trump to stay in the deal when he met with the president in Washington last month. The President confirmed on Friday that the date and place of the summit with Kim had been scheduled.