BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Turkey detained and deported one of the wanted Islamic State (ISIS) leaders that was mentioned by U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stated, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
On Friday, Iraqi security officials revealed the identities of the ISIS leaders that their intelligence forces captured along the Syrian border.
Among the captured was Saddam Omar al-Jamal, who was responsible for security in the so-called “Euphrates Vilayte.”
Also detained by the Iraqi forces were field commander Mohammed Hussein Khodar, the head of the ISIS special forces division “el-Fath” Issam ‘Abdel-Qader al-Zobai, head of intelligence in the “Vilayete Euphrates” ‘Umar Shehab Al-Karbouli, and tIsmail Alwan al-Isawi – Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s personal assistant.
“We are pleased that international cooperation in the fight against ISIS has yielded impressive results. The Turkish intelligence and law enforcement forces in Sakarya (north-west Turkey) kicked off the operation to arrest the ISIS terrorists, including one of the leading members that was identified as Ismail Alwan al-Isawi. We subsequently deported him to Iraq after his identity was confirmed. We are pleased to note the success of the operation, the contribution to which was made by Turkey, “Aksoy said in a statement.