Trump Says 'Five Most Wanted Leaders Of ISIS Captured'

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi greets his supporters during an election campaign rally in Najaf Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi greets his supporters during an election campaign rally in Najaf Iraq

The 2018 parliamentary election is the first since Iraq's historical victory over the militant Islamic State group in December a year ago, as over 24 million Iraqis are eligible to vote in 4,148 polling center across Iraq for a new parliament, which they hope will bring change to the economic and security situations in the country.

Iraqi state television, al-Iraqiya TV, released a report Wednesday on the capture.

Two Iraqi intelligence officials said those captured included four Iraqis and one Syrian whose responsibilities included governing the Islamic State's territory around Deir al-Zour, Syria, directing internal security and running the administrative body that oversees religious rulings.

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"Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh", he told a conference in Baghdad then.

Hashimi said the operation was carried out in cooperation with USA forces, part of an American-led coalition fighting against Islamic State on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border.

We will remind that on may 6, military-air forces of Iraq attacked a position of the command of the ISIS terrorists in Syria.

"The noose is tightening around him", Hashimi said, referring to Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim al-Samarrai.

The ISIS leaders are said to have featured in a series of sick execution videos, filmed when the extremist group controlled large swathes of Iraq.

"Iraq will continue airstrikes in Syria and will do more to eliminate Daesh group".

Abadi declared final victory last December over the group, which overran a third of Iraq in 2014.

There are some 5,000 US troops in Iraq training the country's military.

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