A Turkish court remanded a senior Daesh/ISIS terrorist after he was nabbed in an operation led by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) in Syria, said a security source on Tuesday.
Kasim Guler, codenamed Abu Usame al Turki, was remanded by a court in the capital Ankara over managing an armed terrorist organization.
The MIT initiated efforts to nab Guler on June 15 after learning that he was plotting a large-scale terrorist attack by crossing into Turkey from Syria, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The terrorist, who is responsible for activities in Turkey, was in the red category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted terrorist list.
The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.
After a period of surveillance, the MIT nabbed the terrorist in Syria and brought him to Turkey for interrogation, said the source.
It was learned that the terrorist was preparing to enter Turkey illegally with arms and explosives.
The terrorist moved to the Afghanistan-Pakistan region between 2008- 2010, and operated in conflict areas and joined Daesh/ISIS in 2014.
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