BAGDAD – Iraqi intelligence forces arrested the head of Islamic State finances, Sami Jasim, and one of the deputies of the late “caliph” Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. The Iraqi interim prime minister, Mustafa al Khadimi, announced today via Twitter. “While our heroes of the Iraqi Security Forces focused on election security, their colleagues from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service conducted a complex external operation to capture Sami Jasim, head of Daesh finances, and a deputy of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi “, wrote the premier.
In Iraq there is a vote to elect the Parliament, a test for the democratic system
General elections have just been held in Iraq, but turnout has been very low. The Iraqi Electoral Commission has released the data: in Sunday’s vote only 42% of those entitled to vote went to the polls. A very low percentage, a sign of widespread disillusionment. Results are expected today.