ISIS deputy leader Sami Jasim captured by Iraqi security forces: Iraqi PM

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Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of ISIS 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.

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“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 US special forces in northwestern Syria in 2019.

The US state Department had at the time offered a reward for information leading to the location of ISIS leaders it identified including Jasim.

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