Turkish police nab senior ISIS operative in Istanbul

Turkish police have nabbed a senior ISIS operative in Istanbul. The jihadist is among the figures close to former ISIS leader Baghdadi.

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Turkish police have detained a senior ISIS operative in Istanbul in an operation carried out with the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT). 

"Basim" codenamed jihadist A.S.İ.M was among the figures close to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS' former leader killed by the U.S. in 2019. 

The Afghan-origin militant who had been missing for a while was determined to be in Istanbul, where he reportedly arrived with a fake passport. 

MİT and police raided Basim's address in Istanbul's Ataşehir and detained the jihadist on April 28.