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Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group


Jasim labored with al-Qaida in Iraq chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq in 2006. He assumed numerous safety positions in Iraq, and moved to Syria in 2015, after the Islamic State group, an al-Qaida offshoot, declared its caliphate in 2014 and have become the deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the extremist group’s chief.

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