Islamic State mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s deputy was caught cowering in a tunnel under a house in Syria preparing to blow himself up.
Osama Awaid Al-Ibrahim, or Abu Zeid, was hiding in an underground passage with 20 mobile phones, 80 gold ingots and a huge wad of cash.
He surrendered after being talked out by his sister and was arrested by the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces in Al-Tayyana, east of the Euphrates river.
The former Syrian officer defected in the civil war and joined al-Qaeda, then Islamic State.
It was also reported that Dhef Al-Melash, who served as a public relations officer for the terror group, has been seized.
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