Iraqi forces capture senior member of Islamic State group
- Iraqi security forces have captured Sami Jasim, a senior member of the Islamic State group who was a deputy to slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and oversaw its finances.
- This was disclosed by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.
- Jasim is a member of Islamic State’s top leadership council, he has a 5 million US dollar bounty on his head.
- He is believed to be only the second IS leader to be captured alive.