Leaked documents recovered from the recently-liberated city of Fallujah revealed that top Iraqi official from the Saddam era has donated more than $200,000 to the Islamic State.
According to the documents, Tariq al-Hashimi, the former Iraqi Vice President, has granted $218,000 in religious tax (Zakat) to the terror group in Fallujah.
The top Iraqi politician was addressed by ISIS as Mujahid (the Islamic term for those who fight infidels to implement Sharia Law).
Another Zakat receipt shows a similar donation made by Rafia al-Issawi, the former Iraqi finance minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
Last Monday, al-Hashimi was removed from the Interpol’s red notice for ‘lack of evidences’.
Al-Hashimi was convicted of murder and later sentenced to death before he fled to Turkey.
Later in June, the Iraqi Army, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), has recaptured the city of Fallujah after ousting ISIS jihadists.