President Erdogan announced that the operation was carried out by the Turkish secret service on Saturday.
Via Le Figaro with AFP
The “Accused leaderThe Islamic State (IS) jihadist group’s “neutralPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday during Saturday’s operation in Syria led by Turkish intelligence. “A suspected leader of Daesh, codenamed Abu Husayn al-Qurachi, was neutralized during an MIT (Turkish Secret Service) operation in Syria yesterday.He said in a TV interview.
The previous chairman died in November
On November 30, it announced the death of its previous leader, Abu Hassan al-Hachimi al-Qurachi, without specifying the circumstances. He was immediately replaced by Abu al-Husayn al-Husayni al-Qurachi.
According to an AFP correspondent in northern Syria, Turkish intelligence services and local military police backed by Turkey sealed off an area near the town of Gintres in northwestern Afrin region on Saturday. Residents said the operation targeted an abandoned farmhouse that was once an Islamic school.
US helicopter gunships targeted an IS leader in northern Syria in mid-April who plans attacks in Europe and the Middle East. “probably” The US military announced that he had been killed. Despite its territorial defeat, Daesh still carries out attacks in Syria.
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