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Turkey says it captured ‘important’ Daesh figure in Syria


Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu listens at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey. File photo/AP

The Turkish interior minister says Turkey has captured an “important” figure within the Daesh group in Syria.

Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that the suspect is still being interrogated but did not name the figure or provide further details.

Turkey has said it captured and detained several members of the family of the slain Daesh group leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, including one of his wives, his sister and a daughter.

Al Baghdadi blew himself up during an Oct. 26 raid by US special forces on his heavily fortified safe house in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Turkey has been publicising its efforts to catch Daesh members, following criticism that its recent military offensive to drive Syrian Kurdish fighters from northeast Syrian would lead to a Daesh resurgence.

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