Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reveals that ISIS leader Abu Hussein Al-Qurayshi was killed by Turkish forces.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Saturday that Turkey eliminated Abu Hussein Al-Qurayshi Al-Qurayshi, the alleged commander of the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group, during an operation in Syria.
“The National Intelligence Organization (MIT) had been following the so-called leader of Daesh, code-named Abu Hussein al-Qurayshi, for a long time,” Erdogan said.
“This is the first time I am telling this here. This person was neutralized in an operation carried out by the MIT yesterday,” Erdogan divulged during a TV interview with Turkish broadcaster TRT Turk on Sunday.
He added that Turkey would “continue our struggle with terrorist organizations without any discrimination.”
Turkey was one of the first countries to name Daesh/ISIS a terrorist organization in 2013.
Since then, the terror organization has targeted the country several times, killing over 300 people and injuring hundreds more in at least ten suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.