A top Daesh (ISIS) figure has made an appearance in Iraq's city of Ramadi, residents told Reuters Thursday.
Iraqi security expert Hisham al-Hashimi identified Daesh's second-leading religious authority as Ali Attiya al-Jubouri, also known as Abu Asim or "the blind judge."
"This cleric who appeared in Ramadi yesterday is very famous," Hashimi said. "He is the second highest religious authority after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the fifth man in the organization of Daesh."
Residents in the city said blind man with one hand delivered a speech at a mosque in the Anbar provincial capital Wednesday evening after prayer.
Daesh overran Ramadi earlier this month, a major setback for the Iraqi government.
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