Senior Daesh terrorist Jaburi killed, US calls it an ‘important moment’ in fight against Daesh
Mu‘taz Numan ‘Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, the alleged aide to former Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and one of the senior members of the terrorist organization, was killed on Tuesday.
He had a $5 million bounty on his head by the U.S. State Department.
The militant, who was also known as “Hajji Taysir,” had previously overseen bomb-making for al-Baghdadi and insurgent activities of Daesh.
Jaburi was a member of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) before Daesh emerged from the ranks of the al-Qaida terrorist group.
Last year, the U.S. State Department announced that it was offering rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of three Daesh terrorist leaders, including Jaburi.
Apart from Jaburi, the U.S. is also looking to locate Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdullah, and Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, known as Hajji Hamid.
State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that “this announcement comes at an important time” as the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh continues to target the remnants of the terrorist group.
Muhammad and Najm al-Jaburi are senior members of Daesh, in addition to being “legacy members” of al-Qaida. Al-Mawla is also a senior member and served as a religious scholar for al-Qaida.
The State Department, on its Rewards for Justice website, called the reward “an important moment” in the fight against Daesh, saying that as the terrorist group is defeated on the battlefield, “we are determined to identify and find the group’s leaders” and “thwart its global ambitions.”