An influential associate of the ex-leader of the Islamic State has been detained in Turkey

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.

According to former US President Donald Trump, during the operation of the US military, a terrorist detonated a suicide belt; however, al-Baghdadi was “quickly and accurately identified.”

Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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