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Turkish Interior Minister: ‘Important’ ISIS Figure Captured in Syria
In this file photo, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks at a press conference in Ankara, April 2019. (Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images)

Turkish Interior Minister: ‘Important’ ISIS Figure Captured in Syria

Turkey captured an unnamed “important” member of the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday. According to Soylu, the suspect was being interrogated. Over the past several days, Turkey has said it captured a number of family members of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, including his sister, daughter, and one of his wives. Al-Baghdadi blew himself up in a clash with US forces at his house in Idlib province on October 26.

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