Europe News Desk!!! Turkey killed Abu Hussein al-Qureshi, the leader of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), during an intelligence operation in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made this announcement. The National Intelligence Organization (MIT) had been following IS leader Abu Hussein al-Qureshi for a long time, Erdogan was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The President said, this is the first time I am saying this here. This person was killed in an operation conducted by MIT yesterday (Saturday). We will continue our fight against terrorist organizations without any discrimination. In November 2022, the terror group announced the death of its previous leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Al-Qureshi, replacing him with Abu Husayn al-Qureshi. In 2013, Turkey was one of the first countries to declare IS a terrorist organization.
Since then the country has been attacked by the terrorist group several times, in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed attacks, killing more than 300 people and injuring hundreds of others. In response, Turkey has launched an anti-terrorist campaign at home and abroad. According to the BBC report, the terrorist group once occupied an area of 88 thousand square km from northern Iraq to north-eastern Syria and imposed its brutal rule on about 8 million people. The group was driven from its last territory in 2019, but the UN warned in July last year that the threat remained. IS is estimated to have around 10,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, mostly based in rural areas and conducting ambushes.
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