According to a report published by the “Washington Post” newspaper, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi, who pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization “ISIS” to succeed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, worked as an informer for the Americans during his imprisonment in Iraq.
According to the newspaper report, the Iraqi detainee “M060108-01” was photographed, referring to al-Qurashi as a model prisoner, “cooperating” with his American prisoner, so that he seemed to be doing his best to be useful, especially when he was offered an opportunity to report on his competitors inside His organization, which was known at the time as the “Islamic State of Iraq”.
According to the “Washington Post”, during several days of his interrogation in 2008, al-Qurashi provided precise directions on how to find the secret headquarters of the organization’s media wing, down to the smallest details such as the color of the front door.
When asked about the second leader of the group, a Swedish of Moroccan origin called Abu Qaswara, al-Qurashi drew maps of the gathering place where the man lives, as the US army, after weeks of this information, killed Abu Qaswara in a raid on the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The newspaper pointed out that the secret documents published by the US Department of Defense showed that Al-Qurashi was a prolific informant and provided dozens of invaluable details that helped those fighting the terrorist organization he now heads.
“Al-Qurashi, whose real name is Amir Muhammad Saeed Abd al-Rahman al-Mawla, did a lot to save his neck, and he had a long record of hostility towards foreigners in ISIS,” said Christopher Meyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations.
The newspaper pointed out that al-Qurashi, an Iraqi, who was 31 years old when he was arrested in late 2007 or early 2008, has undergone dozens of interrogations by US military officials, and that the exact date of his release is unknown, but the interrogation record was stopped in July 2008.
Reuters reported in October 2019 that the “ISIS” organization had pledged allegiance to Al-Qurashi to succeed Al-Baghdadi, who was liquidated on the 27th of October.