Islamic State oil commander dead

13 Aug 2016   Syria

A commander in charge of oil for the Islamic State was killed in operations led by multilateral forces near the Syrian border, the Kurdish government said. The Security Council for the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government said its counter-terrorism forces, with the help of U.S. Special Forces, conducted an operation near the Iraqi border with Syria that left Sami Jassim Mohammed al-Jabouri, known also as Haji Hamad, dead. The Kurdish government identified him as a senior member of the group calling itself the Islamic State — also identified as Daesh, ISIL and ISIS. “Hamad was responsible for ISIL’s natural resources in Iraq and Syria,” the statement read. “He and an aide were killed in the operation.” Joint op […]

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