Iraqi Government lists sixty most wanted jihadists and Baathists


 Daesh Fighters show training in propaganda video in Syria.  (Image: Alamy Stock)

Daesh Fighters show training in propaganda video in Syria.  (Image: Alamy Stock)


On Sunday, 4th February, Iraqi authorities released the names of sixty most wanted figures for belonging to the Daesh terrorist group, Al-Qa'ida and the dissolved Baath Party. A name which stands out on the list is the daughter of the late dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Raghad, who is currently living in Jordan.

It also features twenty-eight suspected members of Daesh, twelve from Al-Qa'ida and twenty Ba'athists, providing details of the roles they allegedly play in their organisations including the crimes of which they are suspected and in most cases, photographs of each individual. 

All the listed individuals are Iraqis apart from Maan Basher from Lebanon, the former secretary general of the Arab National Conference accused of recruiting fighters to “participate in terrorist activities” in Iraq. The name of elusive leader of Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is notably absent from the list. A senior security official contacted by AFP declined to explain why.


Osservatorio Mashrek (via News Agency)