Caught over the border in Syria?
ISIS second in command is captured: Iraqi forces detain Islamic State's finance chief who had $5million US bounty on his head
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was captured outside the borders of Iraq, country's PM said
Jaburi is believed to have been the former deputy to the late IS leader Baghdadi
The US Rewards for Justice programme likens Jaburi to IS' 'finance minister'
Jaburi previously worked with al-Qaeda in Iraq before joining Islamic State
By Chris Jewers For Mailonline and Afp
Published: 11:56, 11 October 2021 | Updated: 12:16, 11 October 2021
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi (pictured), also the suspected former deputy to the late IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested by intelligence services
Iraq has captured the alleged finance chief and second in command of the Islamic State group, for whom the US had offered a $5 million bounty.
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi, the suspected former deputy to the late IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested by intelligence services 'outside the borders' of Iraq, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi announced on Monday.
He did not specify the location, but Kadhemi said on Twitter Jaburi was captured in a 'complex external operation'.
'While our [Iraqi security forces] heroes focused on securing the elections, their [Iraqi national intelligence services] colleagues were conducting a complex external operation to capture Sami Jasim,' al-Kadhemi wrote.
He did not offer further details of the operation, but described it as 'one of the most difficult' cross border intelligence operations ever conducted by Iraqi forces.