The Iraqi Armed Forces have captured one of ISIL’s top commanders after he and his personnel attempted to cross the border from Iraq to Syria.
A high-ranking Iraqi security official says authorities are holding a top aide to the purported leader of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and have used a messaging application on his mobile phone to nab four commanders of the militant outfit.
According to Iraqi sources, the Iraqi intelligence forces seized the ISIL commander, Saddam Al-Jamal, and four other commanders after they set a trap near the border-crossing the terrorist group uses to cross back-and-forth from Syria to Iraq.
Jamal was the governor of the Islamic State’s Euphrates province and considered one of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s most trusted commanders.
Also arrested alongside Jamal was the high ranking Islamic State commander Abu Saif Al-Shaiti – he was also believed to be a trusted advisor to Baghdadi.