President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the fact that five of the "most wanted" Islamic State leaders have been captured recently, including Abu Zeid al-Iraqi, one of the main collaborators of the organisation's chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Jamal was shown on Iraqi state television on Wednesday night, wearing a yellow prison uniform.
The US-led coalition says Iraqi forces in coordination with US-backed Syrian forces have captured five senior ISIS group leaders.
The self-styled caliph is still at large and believed to be hiding in the cross border area between Iraq and Syria.
Hisham al-Hashimi, a consultant to the Baghdad government on the anti-Daesh campaign, told Reuters on Thursday that Ismail al-Eithawi, better known by the nom de guerre Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, was captured in Turkey in February by Turkish authorities and handed over to Iraqi agents.
After Iraqi forces retook the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul from ISIS final summer season, Syrian forces on the opposite aspect of the border claimed a sequence of swift victories, however the marketing campaign was stalled lately when Turkey launched a cross-border raid into Syria's north. An official said of al-Baghdadi: "His movements are discreet and he never travels in a convoy".
But the militants still pose a threat along the border with Syria and have continued to carry out ambushes, killings and bombings across Iraq.
Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled over operations backed by the US -led International Alliance.
USA -led coalition to vary mission in Iraq.