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ISIS top leader close to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi arrested on Iraq-Syria border

Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi


The US-led coalition forces have arrested an ISIS top leader near Iraqi-Syrian borders, Syrian security sources told the Baghdad Post by phone on Thursday. 


The sources who requested anonymity have not identified the detained terrorist. But they stressed he was a close associate of the terror group's fugitive leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

The arrest came following an air drop in southern Al-Hasakah countryside in preparation for operations to detain Al-Baghdadi. But the sources said they were not sure whether Al-Baghdad was detained. 


This is a developing story. 



Last Modified: Thursday، 17 May 2018 07:48 PM