The Iraqi secret services captured in Turkey to a leader of the jihadist group Islamic State, Sami Jasim al Jaburi, wanted for USA and considered an important financial person in charge of the organization.
Sami Jasim al Jaburi was captured in a secret service operation “Outside the borders” Iraqis, the Iraqi prime minister tweeted, Mustafa al Kazimi.
The premier described it as “One of the most difficult” cross-border intelligence operations never conducted by Iraqi forces.
USA offered a five million dollar reward for any information about that person in charge. His capture coincides with the early legislative elections on Sunday, “when the heroes of the security forces protected the elections.”
According to the US authorities, Jaburi I would have had a position “equivalent” at “finance Minister” within ISIS, “Supervising the group’s operations that generate income from the illegal sales of oil, gas, antiques and minerals”.
Jasim worked with the leader of Al Qaeda en Irak Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, later killed by US forces in Iraq in 2016. He held various security posts in Iraq and moved to Syria in 2015 after ISIS, a spinoff of Al Qaeda, declared a caliphate in 2014 and seized a third of Iraqi territory in a blitzkrieg. It became number two of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the extremist group.
The Iraqi government declared victory over the jihadists in late 2017, thanks to a military campaign supported by a coalition led by USA. The Islamic State was defeated in Syria in 2019, the year Al-Baghdadi was killed in a US-led raid in northwest Syria. Syria.