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.
Turkey hopes the buffer zone, which it says should be at least 30 kilometres (19 miles) deep, will keep Syrian Kurdish fighters, considered a threat by Turkey but US allies in the fight against the Daesh group, away from its border.
Damascus said on Thursday it rejects a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria, blaming Syria’s Kurds for the proposal, state media said.
About 30 trailers and Hummers carrying heavier duty equipment crossed, with troops in cars coming through, the source added. A second security source in Mosul also said US troops had crossed into Iraq from Sahela.
GCAA said only passenger flights carrying UAE residents and visitors wishing to return back to their respective home countries have been temporarily allowed after ensuring all relevant precautionary measures required by the Ministry of Health and Prevention have been taken.
The Ministry of Community Development is keeping pace with World Autism Awareness Day under the theme “From Transition to Adulthood” with a series of innovative initiatives and events targeting children with autism, families and parents, autism centres, and all members of the community continuing throughout April to promote sustainable awareness.
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