Nov 20, 2020 11:44 UTC
  • New Daesh leader worked with US, new documents reveal

New documents reveal that Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the new leader of the Daesh terrorist group, had been cooperating with US intelligence elements.

According to the newly declassified documents, the new Daesh leader has betrayed dozens of fellow Daesh terrorists in Iraq

According to Iraq’s Al-Forat news, during an interrogation in 2008, al-Quraishi provided the Americans with confidential information about terrorist elements.

At that time, he was detained by US forces in Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq where he met Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former Daesh leader.

Out of 66 reports of al-Quraishi’s interrogations conducted by the Pentagon, only three documents have been declassified.

According to these documents, al-Quraishi had accepted to cooperate with the US intelligence service, giving the names of 88 fellow terrorists to the Americans.

He had also disclosed information about his group’s abduction and terror operations, but denied any involvement in the 2003 attacks against foreign forces in Iraq.

His confessions also shed more light on how Daesh was established and how it could reinforce itself following the increase in the number of American troops in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.