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Iraq announces the death of a senior Islamic state official responsible for attacks abroad

May 26, 2020

The Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday the death of Mutaz Numan Abd Nayif Najm al Jaburi, a senior Islamic state official near Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who was accused of “planning and coordinating” the attacks by the jihadist group abroad.

The jihadist, known as “Hayi Taisir”, was a member of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) before joining and advancing among the ranks of the Islamic State, causing the United States to announce a $ 5 million reward (approx. 4.6 million euros) for information about his whereabouts.

The Iraqi counter-terrorism agency has posted in a series of messages on its Twitter social network account that “Hayi Taisir” was killed in a bomb attack that was recently launched by the United States’ international coalition in Deir Ezzor province ( East) was carried out.

Iraq announces the death of a senior Islamic state official responsible for attacks abroadIraq announces the death of a senior Islamic state official responsible for attacks abroad

“The operation took place after surveillance of this dangerous terrorist’s movements inside and outside Iraq,” said Iraqi Army spokeswoman Yehia Rasul, also on Twitter. He said that the bombing was “based on previous intelligence information from the (Iraqi) anti-terrorist agency”.