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American and Iraqi intelligence operatives recently captured five top-level ISIS officials during a three-month sting operation Iraqi officials told the New York Times on May 9, an operation that reportedly involved a senior aide to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, "persuaded" by the American and Iraqi intelligence officials, calling up his fellow ISIS goons and "lure[ing] them across the border" from Syria into Iraq, where they were promptly arrested.

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Amid ISIS' defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and ongoing fighting in its self-declared capital in Raqqa, Syria, the fate of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains unknown.

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The London-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who assumed command of the terrorist organization in 2010 and whose name has become synonymous with the group’s brand of ultra-violent global jihadism, is dead at last, Reuters reports.

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After doing virtually nothing to aid the multinational campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Russian government claims it may have just changed the course of the global war on terror forever.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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