Turkey says it’s captured another leader of Islamic State terror group

A demonstrator holds a Turkish flag at an October 14 rally to support Turkey’s military action in northeastern Syria, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI | License Photo

(UPI) — Turkish forces say they have captured another terrorist leader of the Islamic State in Syria, a week after taking family members of slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu didn’t identify the leader, but said he’s an “important senior figure.”

Ankara said it will start extraditing foreign terrorists this week to their native countries, regardless of whether they agree to accept them. Germany and the Netherlands have agreed, officials said. There are 10 German nationals presently being held by Turkey.

“We have our own policy and implement it uncompromisingly,” Soylu said. “Turkey is not a hotel for foreign terrorists.”

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