Iraqi forces have captured the chief financial officer of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group outside the country’s borders, the Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi announced on Monday.
Sami Jasim Al-Jaburi, also known as Hajji Hamid, had also been a suspected member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in the past and deputy of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – head of ISIL who was killed in 2019.
He was captured in an intelligence operation “outside Iraqi borders”, Iraqi Prime Minister Moustafa al-Kadhemi tweeted.
He did not specify the location but said Jaburi was captured in a “complex external operation.”
Iraq’s government declared victory against the Takfiri terrorist following in late 2017 after a joint grinding military campaign between Iraqi Armed Forces and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) paramilitary force, also known by their Arabic acronym, the Hashd Shaabi.
Al-Jaburi was also on the list of most-wanted terrorists by the US Department of the Treasury since September 2015.