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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
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    A joint Iraqi-US operation eliminated the Daesh leader for natural resources.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Senior Daesh member responsible for natural resources Sami Jassim Mohammad Al Jabouri, also known as Haji Hamad, has been killed near the Iraqi town of Qaim, Kurdistan Region Security Council announced in a Twitter message on Thursday.

    The operation, which also killed Haji Hamad’s aide, took place "in the early hours" on Thursday, according to the council.

    "All personnel safely returned to their base," the message added.

    Daesh is a jihadist group notorious for its human rights abuses, including multiple kidnappings and killings. It is outlawed in the United States and Russia, among other countries.

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