He is thought to have survived an earlier attempt to oust him following Mr Jiang’s intervention.
Police in Istanbul have arrested a senior official of the Islamic State group, believed to be the right-hand man of former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, local media reported on Sunday (May 2).
Police officers have seized this code responds to the name AfghanistanBassim», During a raid in the Atasehir district of the Asian part of the city. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in 2019 in a US-led operation in Idlib, northwestern Syria, with the help of Kurdish fighters.
Turkish media reported that Bassim had helped al-Baghdadi escape into Idlib. “Military branchThe NTV television channel reported on the jihadi group. The channel said he arrived in Istanbul with a fake passport and identity card. He was arrested on April 28, the DHA news agency reported.
Turkey has stepped up its fight against ISIS, which has carried out deadly attacks in the country, including a shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people in 2017.