Ryan Dillon tweeted on Thursday that Iraq captured five key ISIS leaders as part of Operation Roundup.
Two Iraqi intelligence officials said those captured included four Iraqis and one Syrian whose responsibilities included governing the Islamic State's territory around Deir al-Zour, Syria, directing internal security and running the administrative body that oversees religious rulings.
Reports claim the Iraqi-American intelligence team used a messaging app on the phone of a ISIS member who had previously been captured to lure the men across the border where they were captured by Iraqi authorities.
Hashimi referred to Eithawi and Jamal as "the two most senior Islamic State figures ever to be captured alive". Those held include Saddam Jamal, a Syrian who served as the group's governor of Syria's eastern Euphrates region.
According to the New York Times, a cross-border sting using intelligence from both the U.S. and Iraq has resulted in the capture of the five senior figures.
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According to the New York Times, the militants were caught by the Iraqi military in cooperation with the American intelligence operation in Syria and Turkey.
Following the airstrike, the paper reports, US and Iraqi agents persuaded al-Ithawi to help set a trap and convince the other ISIS leaders to leave Syria and enter Iraq.
His tweet came after Iraqi officials confirmed the results of the three-month cross-border operation. An official said of al-Baghdadi: "His movements are discreet and he never travels in a convoy". The Iraqi air force has carried out several airstrikes since a year ago against ISIS positions in Syrian territory.
Abadi declared final victory last December over the ultra-hardline group within Iraq.
The news comes just after Islamic State militants re-pledged their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month.