QAMISHLO (Kurdistan 24) – A senior Islamic State (IS) commander in a Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) jail on Sunday claimed IS sold gas and oil to the Syrian regime and Turkey during its rule over the past three years in Syria and Iraq. In an exclusive interview with Kurdistan 24, Razeek Radeek Maksimo, an Azerbaijani IS senior commander, shared stories of his time with IS before his arrest by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Maksimo at first claimed he was only responsible for a number of checkpoints, but according to information obtained from the Kurdish authorities in northern Syria, he was a senior commander and head of one of IS’ strategic institutions in Raqqa. He held the same position in Mayadeen city in the Deir Ezzor governorate in eastern Syria. “News of the [IS] caliphate spread widely through media all over the world, and most of our people entered Syria [guided] through phone communication,” he said. “I contacted a friend of mine and traveled to Istanbul [Turkey] and then to Syria that same day,” he said. Maksimo refused to specify how, when, and where he was arrested. He did, however, talk about trade IS took part in and the “injustice” he suffered once caught trying to flee. He said he was seized by the Hisbah, the jihadist group’s specialized security apparatus after they began suspecting he was planning to run away. “People under the Islamic State’s rule suffered a lot of injustices and oppression. This is why I planned to flee, but I failed,” he said. “People who were planning to flee recently are being killed as well,” he noted. EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State sold oil to Syrian regime and Turkey, commander says His head is still attached. Lot's of injustice.