Deputy to Islamic State leader Baghdadi captured in east Syria

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what was considered his first public appearance at a mosque in the center of Iraq’s second city, Mosul, July 5, 2014. (Photo: Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters TV)

QAMISHLI (Kurdistan 24) – A joint force of the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured a prominent leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor Province in eastern Syria, an SDF-affiliated agency said on Saturday.

Osama Awaid Al-Ibrahim, or Abu Zeid, known as the second man after IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was caught on Thursday in the SDF-held village of Al-Tayyana east of the Euphrates River, the Center of Coordination and Military Operations (CCMO) reported.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.