Turkish police have detained one of the key figures in the entourage of the liquidated former leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the country announced the detention of 25 relatives of al-Baghdadi. The gunman was caught in Istanbul’s Atashehir district near his home. The apartment of an ex-associate of al-Baghdadi is being searched.
The terrorist entered Turkey with forged documents three years ago. He is accused of participating in many terrorist attacks in Syria since 2014.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed last October in a special operation in the Middle East.