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.