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Saudi-led Arab coalition apprehend IS Leader in Yemen

Saudi-led Arab coalition apprehend IS Leader in Yemen
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(IraqiNews) The Saudi-led Arab Coalition announced, on Tuesday, apprehending the Leader of the Islamic State group in Yemen, along with some of his allies.

Spokesperson for the Arab coalition, Turki al-Maliki, said in a press statement, “Saudi special forces, backed by Yemeni troops, carried out a successful operation, where they were able to apprehend the Leader of the Islamic State terrorist group branch in Yemen.”

“The terrorist, who is known as Abu Usama al-Muhajer, was arrested along with some of his allies, including the group’s financial officer,” Maliki added.

Maliki also explained that the constant monitoring of one of the houses in Yemen proved the presence of the IS Emir and his allies, in addition to 3 women and 3 children inside the house, and the security forces were able to capture them.

The statement did not mention where in Yemen the operation was conducted or the whereas of the apprehended IS members.



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