The security media cell issued a statement Monday on the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy.
“Simultaneously with the electoral process, we inform our people the arrest of the general supervisor of the financial and economic files of the terrorist organization ISIS Sami Jassim Mohammed Jaata al-Jubouri, alias Abu Asia, and Abu Abdul Qadir al-Zubaidi," the cell said in a statement received by the Iraqi news agency INA.
"The criminal was arrested by our valiant forces in the National Intelligence Service and a special operation outside the borders," the cell said, adding that “The criminal is one of the most wanted internationally and is close to the commission delegated to manage the organization and close to the leader of the current organization, the criminal Abdullah Kardash."
"Sami held leadership, security and financial positions within the terrorist organization, including deputy terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and also held the so-called House of Money Diwan in the organization and deputy governor of the Tigris," it said, noting that "the organization has faced major blows in the recent period, by arresting and killing a number of its most important leaders and princes, in order to enhance the security of the country and prevent the organization from carrying out its criminal acts in Iraq."
The cell reiterated "the commitment for the people of Iraq that all our security forces, will be in the interest of maintaining security and stability throughout our homeland."