Iraq says it has captured the jihadist group Islamic State’s financial chief in an operation outside its borders, the BBC reports.
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was arrested in a “complex external operation” by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted, without specifying a location.
He added that Mr Jasim, also known as Hajji Hamid, was a deputy leader of IS under the late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The US had offered a $5m reward for information leading to his capture.
The FBI’s Rewards for Justice website alleged that he was “instrumental in managing finances for [IS] terrorist operations” and had supervised the group’s “revenue-generating operations from illicit sales of oil, gas, antiquities, and minerals” after it seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014.