Exclusive-Turkish intelligence helped Iraq capture Islamic State leader, sources say

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By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Turkish intelligence helped Iraq capture a senior Islamic State leader who had been hiding out in northwestern Syria, three security sources said on Tuesday, in an operation that points to closer cooperation against remnants of the jihadist group. Iraq announced on Monday that its security forces had captured Sami Jasim, an Iraqi national, in what it described as “a special operation outside the borders”. It did not give details on when or where he was seized. Jasim is one of the most senior Islamic State leaders to be taken alive. He was a deputy to Islami…

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