OREANDA-NEWS. In Turkey, so-called emir of the international terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was detained.

This was reported by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. “The so-called emir of the ISIL terrorist organization in Turkey was arrested. During a search of the militant’s property, a plan of undermining activities was revealed,” the Anadolu Agency quoted the politician.

In October 2019, US President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a special operation conducted by American special forces in the Syrian governorate of Idlib.

At the end of June 2020, it was reported that the US State Department had raised a reward for the information on the location of a new leader of the ISIL, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, from 5 million to 10 million dollars.

At the end of May, In Syria, during a joint operation of the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces, two regional leaders of the ISIL were annihilated.