Statement on Counter-ISIL Operation in Iraq – Killing of Haji Hamad

In the early hours of this morning a joint operation was conducted by our Directorate General of Counter Terrorism (CTD) and U.S. Special Forces in the vicinity of Qaim near the Iraqi-Syrian border killing senior Islamic State (ISIL) member Sami Jassim Mohammed Al-Jabouri, known by the nom de guerre Haji Hamad.

Hamad was responsible for ISIL’s natural resources in Iraq and Syria. He and an aide were killed in the operation.

All personnel safely returned to their base.

No further statements will be made.