terrorist sami jasim
Iraq said on Monday that it has detained a top leader of the dreaded terrorist organization Islamic State and a long-time member of Al-Qaeda’s border cross-border operation. . Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi gave this information by tweeting. He told that the arrested person has been identified as Sami Jasim. This terrorist worked as a deputy leader of IS while living under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Al-Kadhimi described the Iraqi forces’ operation to arrest the terrorist as one of the most difficult cross-border intelligence operations. The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice program had placed a bounty of 5 million (Rs 37 crore) on Jasim’s head. It said that this terrorist also worked as an assistant in finance management for Islamic State terrorist operations. The State Department said Jasim worked as an IS deputy in southern Mosul in 2014. The terrorist reportedly served as IS’s finance minister. It used to monitor the money received from the illegal sale of oil, gas, antiquities and minerals.
Terrorist brought to Iraq a few days ago
Iraqi intelligence officials told The Associated Press that Jasim was detained in an identified foreign country and brought to Iraq a few days ago. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he cannot discuss the operation on record. Jasim worked in al-Qaeda with Iraq’s leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a Jordanian terrorist who was killed in a US airstrike in Iraq in 2006.
Terrorist went to Syria in 2015
Terrorist Sami Jasim carried out terrorist activities at various security posts under Islamic State in Iraq. At the same time, when the Islamic State, a branch of al-Qaeda, declared a caliphate in 2014, Jasim went to Syria in 2015. He then became the deputy of the extremist group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In 2019, al-Baghdadi was killed in a US-led raid in northwestern Syria. Former US President Donald Trump ordered the raid.
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