BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The alleged second-in-command of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) was captured by the U.S.-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday, the Center of Coordination and Military Operations (CCMO) for the SDF said on Sunday.
The Daesh commander, Usama Awaid Al-Ibrahim (AKA “Abu Zaid) was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces last Thursday inside the Deir Ezzor Governorate town of Al-Tayyana, the report said.
According to the Bas News Agency, Al-Ibrahim was the deputy to Daesh’s supreme commander Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
Al-Ibrahim was reportedly hiding in a tunnel and preparing to blow himself before he was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Syrian Democratic Forces also seized a total of 20 mobile phones, 80 gold ingots, and large sums of money.