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Arab Coalition: Saudi Special Forces capture emir of ISIS in Yemen

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The Arab Coalition said that Saudi Special Forces have captured Abu Osama al-Muhajir, the emir of ISIS in Yemen.

A statement on the Saudi Press Agency said al- Muhajir, as well as other members of the extremist group, were captured on June 3.

Weapons, ammunition, and telecommunication devices were also seized during the operation.

Col. Turki al-Maliki, the official spokesman of the Arab Coalition, said the joint operation took place on June 3 at 9:20 am local time.

“‏A house kept under close surveillance proved the presence of the terror group’s leader, and other elements, along with three women and three children,” al-Maliki said.

“‏By fully identifying and understanding their daily routines in the area through monitoring and surveillance, the operation was successful in capturing the terrorists, and ensuring the safety of the women and children inside the house,” he added.

According to a statement, the entire operation lasted for ten minutes; including the raid, arrest of the terrorists, and the confiscation of possessions.