Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced this Friday thecapture in Syriaof asenior head of the jihadist organization Islamic Stateaccused of organizing attacks in Russia and Germany.
"We have captured in the Syrian city of Azez one of the main terrorists of the Islamic State, Ebu Cihad el Din el Nasir Ubeyde, alias 'Yusuf Huba', who belongs to the dome of the group," according to the minister, in statements collected by the Turkish medium 'Hurriyet'.
The detainee"made bombs, taught others how to do them, even through the Internet, recruited combatants and created a network of suicide bombers, devised terrorist attacks and poison killings. He organized a terrorist attack in Russia in 2018, as well as in Hamburg, Germany. "
The extremistparticipated in the organization of 20 terrorist attacks in different parts of the world, according to the minister, and is now being held in a Syrian region under Ankara control, where he is being interrogated by Turkish forces.