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Islamic State head in Yemen captured by special forces — coalition

Saudi and Yemeni special forces have captured the head of the Islamic State group’s branch in Yemen, the Saudi-led military coalition backing the country’s government announces.

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki says in a statement that the IS leader, named as Abu Osama al-Muhajir, was caught in an early June raid along with other members of the jihadist group.

— AFP

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