BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said Tuesday that Mu’taz al-Jubouri, ringleader of the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq, was killed by international coalition airstrike.
Al-Jubouri, also known as Hajji Taysir, who is also the assistant of the top Daesh ringleader, was killed in an airstrike in Dayr al-Zawr area in eastern Syria, according to accurate intelligence reports presented by the Iraqi CTS, a CTS statement said.
Al-Jubouri was tracked inside and outside Iraq, he has more than one passport and identity card, and he never used the phone, according to the statement.
On May 20, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) said in a statement that it has arrested Abdul-Nasser Qardash, a former candidate to succeed the dead Daesh ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Qardash was one of the most important leaders of Daesh, but the group later chose Abdul-Rahman al-Mawla to succeed al-Baghdadi.