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Iraq publishes second list of most-wanted ‘more dangerous’ ISIS militants

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Iraqi authorities have published a comprehensive list of the most-wanted militants from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).

Topping the list is ISIS elusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who appeared to have been identified by his real name, Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai. Secomd-in-command Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, more often referred to as Abu Alaa al-Afari, is also on the list.

ISIS most-wanted


The list also included a number of foreign ISIS fighters, including two Saudis, a Jordanian, a Yemeni and a Qatari.

Agence France-Press reports that the list of dangerous individuals linked to ISIS, Al-Qaeda or the former regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the second such list published in the Middle Eastern country this week.

“They are more dangerous than those who appeared on the first list published Sunday, and they are wanted internationally, whereas the others are wanted only by the Iraqi courts,” a security official told AFP.

The previous list included 28 ISIS members, 12 individuals from al-Qaeda and 20 members of Hussein’s Baath regime. It also included the daughter of the executed leader Raghad Hussein and who has lived in exile in neighboring Jordan since the U.S. invasion in 2003. She is accused of aiding and abetting ISIS as well as money laundering.

Fugitive Fawaz Mohammad Mutlaq, a former officer in Saddam’s paramilitary organization, who is believed to be a member of ISIS military council, is also on the Sunsay list.



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