The US-led coalition, comprising more than 70 members, is conducting military operations against the Daesh terror group in Syria and Iraq.
Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 мая 2018 г.
However, Brett McGurk, the Special Envoy for Global Coalition Counter the Islamic State, said that five top Daesh commanders were captured by Iraqi Security Forces in coordination with Syrian Democratic Forces in the Iraq-Syria border region.
Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Ryan Dillon said in a separate statement that the leaders’ capture represents a significant blow to the terror group and showcases close coordination between the Iraqi and Syrian security forces in their fight to defeat the Daesh.
Earlier in April, Iraqi authorities arrested an influential leader of the Daesh terrorist group in the city of Mosul.
The US-led coalition has been launching airstrikes on Syria since 2014 in an anti-Daesh campaign that is neither sanctioned by the Syrian government nor the UN.
Right now, approximately 2,000 US troops are deployed in the Arab country.
US-North Korea Meeting
The US president said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 мая 2018 г.
Earlier, speaking about the results of a visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump noted that the time and place of the meeting with Kim Jong-un had been determined.
The location of the upcoming meeting was revealed hours after three American prisoners were released by North Korea and came back to the United States.
On behalf of the American people, WELCOME HOME! pic.twitter.com/hISaCI95CB— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 мая 2018 г.
Trump said upon their arrival that he believes that Kim wants to bring North Korea "into the real world" and has high expectations for their planned meeting, which would be the first between a serving US president and a North Korean leader.
In April, Kim said that his country would stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as shut down the nuclear test site. Trump welcomed the announcement calling it a "big progress."
Trump has repeatedly stated all options were on the table to resolve the North Korea issue. He also noted that if the meeting with Kim will not take the right course, he may walk out or cancel the summit.
The situation on the Korean peninsula escalated in the past two years due to North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, which led to heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia