Prime Minister Mustafa Kadimi did not disclose the details of the operation, but in a statement posted to Twitter, he said Jasim was detained outside Iraq. He did not disclose the location or date of Jasim’s arrest.
“Although our [Iraqi Security Forces] The heroes are focused on securing elections and their [Iraqi National Intelligence Service] Colleagues are conducting a complex external operation to capture the deputy of Sami Jasim and Abu Bakr Baghdadi, who is in charge of the finances of the Islamic State,” said Kadimi.
According to Fadel Abu Regheef, an Iraqi security expert, Jasim, also known as “Abu Asya”, has served as the terrorist under the leadership of Baghdadi since 2015. The treasurer of the organization. Abu Regif told CNN that he lived in Mosul in 2012 until he met Baghdadi that same year.
In 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department listed Jasim as a specially designated global terrorist. This name imposes financial sanctions on terrorists and those who support terrorists or terrorist acts.
In 2016, the Kurdistan Regional Security Council (KRSC) reported that Jasim and an assistant were killed in a joint operation with US special forces.
However, in 2019, the US State Department’s “Justice Rewards” program offered a reward of $5 million for Jasim (aka Sami Jasim Mohammed Jabr) and two other senior ISIS leaders, demonstrating that US authorities believe They are still alive. “Muhammad al-Jaburi played an important role in managing the finances of ISIS terrorist operations,” the State Department said.
Baghdadi became the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) in 2010. In 2013, ISI announced the incorporation of a militant group supported by Al-Qaida in Syria. Baghdadi stated that his organization will now be called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Islamic State).
Later that year, Baghdadi’s followers first swept Raqqa. This started their ambitions in Syria and established their so-called Islamic “caliphate” in June 2014.
They have rules, an army, and a short-lived currency, but just over three years later, they were reduced to fighting for the wreckage of Mosul, Iraq, and became the target of a large-scale attack on their de facto capital, Raqqa. .
The Islamic State’s control of Mosul officially collapsed in July 2017, when Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced that the army had retaken the metropolis.