President Trump celebrated the capture of the five ‘most wanted’ leaders of ISIS Friday morning, including top aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The ISIS leaders were lured into a trap by Iraqi agents with a cell phone app.
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The Daily Mail reported:
A security advisor to Iraq’s government said hours earlier that Iraqi agents were holding a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap.
Iraqi agents used the Telegram messaging app on Eithawi’s mobile phone to lure other Islamic State commanders to cross the border from Syria into Iraq, where they were captured. Those held include Saddam Jamal, a Syrian who served as the group’s governor of Syria’s eastern Euphrates region.
Hashimi described Eithawi and Jamal as the two most senior Islamic State figures ever to be captured alive. The capture of all five was announced on Iraqi state TV on Wednesday.
Hashimi said the operation was carried out in cooperation with U.S. forces, part of an American-led coalition fighting against Islamic State on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Following Eithawi’s capture, Iraqi and American intelligence agents were able to uncover bank accounts used by the group and also secret communication codes he used, Hashimi said.
President Trump celebrated from his Twitter account.
Trump tweeted: Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!
President Trump promised to obliterate ISIS and he has delivered.
A couple months into Trump’s presidency, our military dropped a MOAB on a network of ISIS tunnels in Nangarhar Province where a Green Beret had been killed the previous weekend.
The 21,000 pound MOAB or “Mother Of All Bombs” is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal.
ISIS has been reduced to a fraction of what it was under Obama because Trump is actually letting our military do what they do best-kill the enemy.
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