Turkish intelligence helped arrest a deputy head of IS

Turkish intelligence helped Iraqi special services to arrest Sami Jasim, a high-ranking representative of the "Islamic State" (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), hiding in north-western Syria.

The detained militant was involved in the group's financial support, coordinated its work in Syria and Iraq, and was a deputy of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Jasim's arrest by Iraqi intelligence was revealed by Iraq's prime minister. "While our country's heroes in the security forces were vigilantly guarding the [parliamentary] elections, the country's intelligence service carried out one of the most sophisticated operations outside [Iraq's] borders to arrest the so-called Sami Jasim, the financial controller of the IS organization and a deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," he said.

 

IS leader al-Baghdadi himself was eliminated on October 27, 2019. Then-U.S. President Donald Trump said the terrorist "died like a dog, like a coward." Trump also thanked Russia, Syria, Iraq and Turkey for facilitating such an outcome.

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