Members of the Iraqi security forces provide security during rural combat training at Camp Taji, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2017. (Army photo by Cpl. Rachel Diehm)

How Iraq Helped to Flush Out ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Iraq intelligence agents tracked ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for years before getting the break they say was critical to cornering him.

That break was the arrest in May of one of al-Baghdadi’s brothers-in-law, Mohammed Ali Sajet al-Zubaaei, who joined ISIS in 2015 and had become one of the leader’s trusted guides.

It was a culmination of Iraq’s tactic of following al-Baghdadi by looking for those closest to him, said Lt. Gen. Saad al Allaq, the head of Iraq’s military intelligence directorate.

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