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IS leader Baghdadi, his deputy top list of most wanted fugitives published by Iraq

The list contained the names of 60 wanted suspect, all but one of them Iraqis

world Updated: Feb 06, 2018 21:38 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Baghdad
Iraq,Islamic State,Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
This image made from video posted on a militant website July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. (AP File Photo)

Iraqi authorities published a list of most wanted fugitives on Tuesday headed by elusive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his number two.

It was the second list Iraq had published this week of people wanted on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda or the Baath Party of executed dictator Saddam Hussein.

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

The IS leader appears on the list under his real name Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai.

His deputy is listed as Abdel Rahman al-Qaduli rather than his nom de guerre Abu Alaa al-Afari.

A picture shows printed profiles of Islamic State (IS) group members released by Iraqi authorities on February 6, 2018 in Baghdad. (AFP)

Seven other Iraqis are on the list as are five foreigners -- two Saudis, a Jordanian, a Yemeni and a Qatari.

They include those alleged to belong to IS and Al-Qaeda, with some accused of involvement in financing or fighting in Afghanistan.

Sunday’s list contained the names of 60 wanted suspect, all but one of them Iraqis.

It includes the name of Saddam’s daughter Raghad, who lives in neighbouring Jordan.

It also features 28 suspected IS jihadists, 12 from Al-Qaeda and 20 Baathists.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 21:38 IST