The Capture of the Islamic State “Finance Minister” and the Impact of Leadership Losses

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 22 October 2021

Sami Jassim al-Jaburi (Haji Hamid) | IMAGE SOURCE

Mustafa al-Khadhemi, the Iraqi Prime Minister, announced on the morning of 11 October that the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) had arrested Sami Jassim al-Jaburi (Haji Hamid), the effective finance emir of the Islamic State (ISIS), in “a complex external operation”.


Little about the operation to capture Jassim has been formally confirmed by Baghdad, including where it took place and when Jassim was handed to the Iraqi government. Still, there is reporting indicating that Jassim was apprehended in northern Syria, in the areas Turkey is responsible for, and then transferred from Turkey to Iraq a few days before Al-Kadhemi’s announcement.

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