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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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.