The leadership of the Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting in Yemen in support of the legitimate government, said the Saudi Special Forces had captured Emir of Daesh in Yemen.
Spokesperson of the coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said in a statement carried by the Saudi press agency the Saudi forces in cooperation with the Yemeni forces carried out a qualitative operation inside Yemen that resulted in the arrest of Daesh Emir Abu Osama Al-Muhajir, financial officer and other members of the terrorist group on June 3rd.
The forces raided a house, which had been put under surveillance, and arrested the emir and other elements of Daesh, along with three women and three children.
They also seized weapons, munitions, computers, electronic, communications and GPS devices and large funds of various currencies that were with them, it added.
"The operation, which came within cooperation between Saudi kingdom and Yemen to fight and dismantle terrorist networks, represented a devastating blow to the terrorist group," it said, adding that more details about the operation will be revealed later.
Yemen has been battered a five-year armed conflict between the internationally recognised government backed by the coalition and the Iran-backed Houthi Group.
Daesh and AQAP have taken advantage of the conflict and expanded in central and southeast Yemen.