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Trump heralds capture of five Islamic State commanders

FILE PHOTO: An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that five “most wanted” leaders of the Islamic State militant group had been captured, an apparent reference to the capture of five commanders of the militant group by Iraq.

“Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, providing no further details.

Iraq had described the capture of the Islamic State commanders as “some of the most wanted” leaders of the group. The list did not include Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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