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Iraq arrests Daesh finance chief wanted by US — prime minister

This handout picture provided by the Baghdad Operations Command of the Iraqi Army provided on October 11, 2021 shows Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, the alleged finance chief of the Islamic State group, arreste
This handout picture provided by the Baghdad Operations Command of the Iraqi Army provided on October 11, 2021 shows Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, the alleged finance chief of the Islamic State group, arrested by intelligence services "outside the borders" of Iraq. Iraqi Army's Joint Operations Command (Photo: AFP)
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BAGHDAD (AFP) — Iraq has captured the alleged finance chief of Daesh, Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, who was sought by the United States, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi announced Monday.اضافة اعلان

Jaburi, also the suspected former deputy to the late IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested by intelligence services "outside the borders" of Iraq, Kadhemi said on Twitter.

He did not specify the location but said Jaburi was captured in a "complex external operation".

The US had offered a reward of up to $5 million for the capture of Jaburi.
The US Rewards for Justice programme said Jaburi within Daesh had "reportedly served as the equivalent of ... finance minister, supervising the group's revenue-generating operations from illicit sales of oil, gas, antiquities, and minerals". 

In September 2015, the US Treasury Department labelled Jaburi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. 

Daesh took a third of Iraq in a lightning offensive in 2014. 

Iraq's government declared victory against the terrorists in late 2017 after a grinding military campaign backed by a US-led coalition.

Baghdadi was killed in a raid by US Special Forces in northwestern Syria in October 2019.
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