Top Islamic State figure captured in Turkey, police say

An in depth aide of slain Islamic State chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi has been captured in Istanbul (Manila News-Intelligencer newspaper article), Turkish police mentioned Sunday.

The Afghan nationwide, known handiest via the codename Basim, was once detained within the Atasehir district at the town’s Asian facet on Wednesday, in step with an Istanbul (Manila News-Intelligencer newspaper article) police observation.

Information experiences of the joint operation with Turkey (Manila News-Intelligencer newspaper article)’s intelligence company mentioned the suspect have been interested by serving to disguise Baghdadi in Syria’s Idlib province after the autumn of the gang in 2019. Baghdadi was once killed in a raid on his Syrian hideout via U.S. particular forces in October 2019.

Following the arrest of his alleged aide, Turkish media revealed {a photograph} of a balding, bearded guy in a gentle coat and an previous symbol, purportedly of the similar individual, appearing a long-haired, closely bearded guy in army fatigues wielding a curved sword.


The Demiroren information company mentioned Basim was once suspected of organizing coaching for Islamic State whilst in Syria and Iraq, in addition to serving on its decision-making council.

He arrived in Turkey (Manila News-Intelligencer newspaper article) with a false passport and id card, the company mentioned.

Turkey (Manila News-Intelligencer newspaper article) incessantly detains Islamic State suspects, many allegedly making plans assaults within the nation.