BAGHDAD (Press TV) – New documents reveal that Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the new ringleader of the Daesh terrorist group, had been cooperating with U.S. intelligence elements.
According to the newly declassified documents, the new Daesh commander has betrayed dozens of fellow Daesh terrorists in Iraq.
According to Iraq’s Al-Forat news, during an interrogation in 2008, al-Quraishi provided the Americans with confidential information about terrorist elements.
At that time, he was detained by U.S. troops in Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq where he met Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former Daesh leader who allegedly killed himself last year.
Out of 66 reports of al-Quraishi’s interrogations conducted by the Pentagon, only three documents have been declassified.
According to these documents, al-Quraishi had accepted to cooperate with the U.S. intelligence service, giving the names of 88 fellow terrorists to the Americans.
He had also disclosed information about his group’s abduction and terror operations, but denied any involvement in the 2003 attacks against foreign forces in Iraq.
His confessions also shed more light on how Daesh was established and how it could reinforce itself following the increase in the number of American troops in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.
The Daesh terrorist group was vanquished in Iraq and Syria and lost all of its urban bastions in both Arab countries, but its remnants carry out sporadic attacks both on government soldiers and civilians.
The group’s ringleader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was allegedly killed in a U.S. raid in northern Syria last month when he detonated his explosive vest after being cornered in a tunnel by approaching American Special Forces.
Daesh later confirmed his death and named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as the new ringleader.