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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.