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Iraq says it has arrested ISIS leader who was deputy to Baghdadi



A senior official in Iraq’s nationwide safety division stated that Jasim, identified additionally as Haji Hamid, had pledged allegiance to Iraqi al-Qaeda chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2003, across the time {that a} U.S.-led power invaded in Iraq. He met Baghdadi in 2012, the official stated, and held positions within the Islamic State’s judiciary, finance and business ministries. They spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to transient the press.

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