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Iraqi forces in coordination with US -backed Syrian forces have captured 5 senior Islamic State group (ISIS) leaders, the USA -led coalition mentioned Thursday in a press release.

According to the Daily Mail, the terrorists were "lured" from Syria into Iraq using a popular mobile phone application.

Abadi said Iraqi forces are already deployed at the Sulaimani and Erbil airports, further elaborating on the status of the central government's presence in the Kurdistan Region with "even the Iraqi Intelligence Service [active] in the region".

The news comes just after Islamic State militants re-pledged their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month.

Following the capture, intelligence agents from both Iraq and the United States uncovered bank accounts used by the Islamic State and also secret communication codes used by Eithawi. An official said of al-Baghdadi: "His movements are discreet and he never travels in a convoy".

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has previously vowed to "take all necessary measures" against members based in Syria, with the Iraqi air force carrying out a number of airstrikes in areas believed to contain ISIS members in the country.

Users in the comments asked: "How many were released of the ISIS leaders from Guantamo Obama" - Obama has released dozens of terrorists, and trump will bring them to justice, because Obama was too busy to fight ISIS"; "And these terrorists are friends of Obama or Kerry?

"Iraq will continue airstrikes in Syria and will do more to eliminate Daesh group".

Around 1 million soldiers, police and other security personnel voted across Iraq Thursday in the first national elections since the country declared victory over Daesh (ISIS).

There are some 5,000 US troops in Iraq training the country's military.