The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting in Yemen since 2015 [File: Ali Owidha/Reuters]

Saudi and Yemeni forces have captured the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) branch in Yemen, according to an official.

Abu Osama al-Muhajer was captured in a June 3 raid on a house that was under surveillance, Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Thee other members of the group, including its chief financial officer, were also caught in the 10-minute operation.

Al-Maliki did not specify the location of the house but said there were no civilian casualties.

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