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Turkey Arrests Suspected Former ISIS Executioner In Bursa

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The Defense Post

Turkey Arrests Suspected Former ISIS Executioner In Bursa

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) – Turkish police have arrested a suspected former executioner for Islamic State in Syria, who became a gas repairman when he returned to civilian life in Turkey, local media reported on Tuesday, February 18.

The 50-year-old Syrian, known by his nickname “Abu Taki al-Shami,” was arrested at a construction site on Monday in the Bursa province of northwest Turkey, state news agency Anadolu said.

The agency described him as an executioner for a senior ISIS leader in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria, a former stronghold of the extremist group.

A video of his arrest showed him in work clothes and closely shaved.

Read more: https://thedefensepost.com/2020/02/18/turkey-arrests-suspected-former-isis-executioner-busra/