Kurds say Islamic State oil overseer killed in joint ops with U.S

August 11, 2016 6:07 PM

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BAGHDAD The Islamic State militant in charge of the group's oil operations in Iraq and Syria was killed on Thursday in a joint operation between the Iraqi Kurdish and U.S. Special forces, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a statement.

Sami Jassim al-Jabouri, also known as Haji Hamad, and his aide were killed ''in the vicinity of Qaim,'' an Iraqi town near the Syrian border, the statement said.

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