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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