Politics Lessons for Nigeria? Iraq arrest that exposed wealth and power of Isis jihadists


This is an interesting article that appeared in the UK Guardian after the horrors of what has been happening in Iraq boiled over. The ISIS Jihadists have now taken over cities and Iraq is poised for another bloody civil war. This will be felt all round the middle east and Africa as fundamentalist find a new template to taking over cities around the world. Behind all of this is a sophisticated money machine.

Below Text is from The Guardian UK

Two days before Mosul fell to the Islamic insurgent group Isis (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), Iraqi commanders stood eyeballing its most trusted messenger. The man, known within the extremist group as Abu Hajjar, had finally cracked after a fortnight of interrogation and given up the head of Isis's military council.

"He said to us, 'you don't realise what you have done'," an intelligence official recalled. "Then he said: 'Mosul will be an inferno this week'.'

Several hours later, the man he had served as a courier and been attempting to protect, Abdulrahman al-Bilawi, lay dead in his hideout near Mosul. From the home of the dead man and the captive, Iraqi forces hoovered up more than 160 computer flash sticks which contained the most detailed information yet known about the terror group.

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