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Erdogan: Turkish Forces Killed IS Leader Qurahi

According to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report on May 1, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country’s army killed Abu Hussein, the leader of the extremist organization “Islamic State (IS)” in an operation in Syria on April 29. Yin Kulashi. According to Reuters, citing Syrian sources, the operation took place in the northern town of Jandaris, near the Turkish border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (data map)

Erdogan said Türkiye’s intelligence agencies had been tracking Qurahi for a long time. According to reports, Abu Hussein Qurahi took over the “Islamic State” in November last year. According to the BBC, the “Islamic State” once controlled a territory of 88,000 square kilometers from northeastern Syria to northern Iraq, and exercised brutal rule over nearly 8 million people.

The BBC said in a report on the 1st that it could not confirm Erdogan’s statement, and IS has not yet responded to the action Erdogan mentioned. Singapore’s “Straits Times” quoted a local resident as saying on the 1st that the operation lasted for about an hour, and they heard a huge explosion.

According to reports, the “Islamic State” has 6,000 to 10,000 militants in Syria and Iraq. They are mainly distributed in rural areas and continue to carry out ambushes and roadside bomb attacks. The United Nations says Islamic State affiliates also pose a threat in other conflict zones around the world, most active in Afghanistan, Somalia and the Lake Chad Basin.

Source: baijiahao.baidu