A deputy leader of the slain Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been captured in Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said in a Twitter post on October 11.
He said Sami Jasim, a senior IS member and deputy leader of former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been captured by the Iraqi intelligence service.
He did not provide further details. Baghdadi was killed during a US special forces raid in northwestern Syria in 2019.
Jasim is among the IS figures for whom the United States has offered ransom if banned.
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