Iraqi warlord Faris Abd al-Mumīn has survived a long time; through the revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, the Saddam years and both invasions of Iraq by the US. He prospered under al-Maliki, but now with the rise of DAESH (ISIL to the westerners) and the failure of the Iraqi state, he has seen the writing on the wall. Getting himself and his legitimate assets out of the country is relatively uncomplicated. Getting the millions in US currency embezzled from Iraqi reconstruction funds, CIA bribes, and stolen cultural artifacts is a lot more complicated. The loot is in play and the Agents have been tasked to retrieve it.