Turkey says it captured ‘important’ ISIS figure in Syria

The Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu says Turkey has captured an “important” figure within ISIS in Syria. (File photo: Reuters)

The Turkish interior minister says Turkey has captured an “important” figure within ISIS in Syria.

Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that the suspect is still being interrogated but did not name the figure or provide further details.

Turkey has said it captured and detained several members of the family of the slain ISIS group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, including one of his wives, his sister and a daughter.

Al-Baghdadi blew himself up during an Oct. 26 raid by US Special Forces on his heavily fortified safe house in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Turkey has been publicizing its efforts to catch ISIS members, following criticism that its recent military offensive to drive Kurdish-led forces from northeast Syrian would lead to an ISIS resurgence.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:05 - GMT 11:05
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