Iraqi forces capture deputy of IS slain leader Baghdadi - PM
Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State in charge of the group's finance and a deputy of slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Twitter on Monday.
"While our [Iraqi security forces] heroes focused on securing the elections, their [Iraqi national intelligence services] colleagues were conducting a complex external operation to capture Sami Jasim," he said, without providing further details of the operation. Baghdadi was killed in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria in 2019.
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