President Trump on Thursday celebrated the capturing the five leaders within the Islamic State terrorist group as the result of a three-month Iraqi-U.S. military operation in Syria and Turkey.
“Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
A tweet by Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, noted that the five were “key Daesh leaders” and said Iraqi troops were responsible for the capture.
“#Iraq captures 5 key Daesh leaders during #OperationRoundup. The arrest is a significant blow to Daesh & demonstrates close coordination between #ISF & #SDF in their fight to #defeatDaesh. @CJTFOIR is committed to lasting defeat of Daesh & setting conditions for stabilization,” Dillon tweeted.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.