Iraq captures in Turkey to Sami Jasim, a high charge of the Islamic State searched by the US

The secret services of Iraq captured in Turkey a leader of the Islamic State Yihadist Group (IS), Sami Jasim Al Jaburi, sought by the United States and consider

Iraq captures in Turkey to Sami Jasim, a high charge of the Islamic State searched by the US

The secret services of Iraq captured in Turkey a leader of the Islamic State Yihadist Group (IS), Sami Jasim Al Jaburi, sought by the United States and considered a major financial responsibility of the Organization, Iraqi managers said Monday.

At the moment Turkey did not react to that information.

The United States offered a reward of five million dollars (4.3 million euros) by any information on that responsible, which played "a fundamental role in the management of finance" of the IS, according to the US Department of State.

Sami Jasim Al Jaburi was captured in an operation of the secret services "abroad of the" Iraqi borders, he touted the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafá al Kazimi.

His capture coincides with the anticipated legislative elections on Sunday, "when the heroes of the security forces protected the elections," he added without specifying the place of capture.

However, a high Iraqi military responsible told the AFP that it had been captured in Turkey, without giving more details of the place and the circumstances of the operation.

According to US authorities, Jaburi would have had an "equivalent" charge to that of "finance minister" within the group IS, "overseeing the operations of the group generating group, from illegal oil, gas, antiques and mineral sales."

In September 2015, the US Treasury Department included Jaburi on his "terrorist" list that could be white of sanctions.

After a lightning offensive, the EI Group seized one third of the Iraqi territory in 2014.

The Iraqi government declared the victory against the jihadists at the end of 2017, thanks to a military campaign supported by a coalition led by the United States. The Islamic State was defeated in Syria in 2019.

Currently the EI "maintains a clandestine presence in Iraq and Syria and develops armed operations on one side and another of the border of both countries," according to a UN report published in 2021.

In these two countries it would have some "10,000 active combatants," the report said.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 09:51

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