ISIS has buried £20million of gold, silver and cash in the Iraqi desert, according to a relative of terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The jihadi kingpin was killed in a daring special forces raid in Idlib province, Syria, on Saturday night.
And Mohammed Ali Sajet – who is related to him by marriage – is said to have provided the Americans with key info after being arrested in Iraq two months ago.
The jihadi sidekick – appearing in a bright yellow jumpsuit from a detention centre – told al-Arabiyah how militants left treasure buried in the desert.
The terror group at once stage controlled vast swathes of land, including crucial oil fields and major cities.
At its peak, ISIS generated billions of dollars from a combination of oil, taxes, stolen artefacts, foreign donations, and looting.
And questions have been asked about what happened to all the dosh after the “Caliphate” fell.
Sajet said he and other top jihadis buried £20million of gold, silver and cash in the desert to come back for it later.
But he said a large chunk of what they stashed was stumbled upon by local shepherds who made off with the loot.
Sajet joined ISIS in 2015 and acted as a guide for Baghdadi.
He also revealed key details about the terror kingpin’s final months alive.
Sajet said Baghdadi didn’t see the raid coming as he took “high security measures”.
He revealed: “He was in an eight-meter long underground tunnel with a width of five to six meters.
“It had a library, religious books, and the Quran … the hiding situation was good.”
Al-Baghdadi at a secret location in an ISIS propaganda video earlier this year[/caption]
Rubble above the site of the tunnel where Baghdadi is believed to have blown himself up, in north-western Syria[/caption]
Donald Trump said Baghdadi died “crying, whimpering and screaming” along with eight of his henchmen after soldiers blasted their way into his compound.
Hearing the firefight above, he fled into a network of underground bunkers and tunnels that snaked through the compound.
The bearded militant wore a suicide vest and dragged along three of his children as he ran from the American troops.
Cornered, he ignited his vest, killing himself and the kids.
‘PANIC AND DREAD’
Trump said: “The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him.”
No US personnel were killed and 11 children were rescued in the operation.
Baghdadi – who had led the murderous cult since 2010 when it was still an underground al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq – had been the subject of an international manhunt for years and had a £19.4m ($25m) bounty on his head.
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He was tracked down after a hero spy stole his underpants to identify him by his DNA and gave a room-by-room layout of his hideout.
The families of British terror victims have congratulated US special forces, saying “good riddance” in the wake of Baghdadi’s death, as his fanatics were behind the bombing of a Manchester gig by Ariana Grande, and inspired the 2017 London Bridge attack.
The terror group’s new leader has been named as feared ex-Saddam henchman Abdullah “The Professor” Qardash.
The rubble of what was Baghdadi’s house is inspected after his death[/caption]