Ankara: Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qureshi, the leader of the global terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has been arrested in the Turkish capital Istanbul. Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraishi is the third leader of ISIS. In February this year, after the death of the second leader of the terrorist organization, Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, he was declared the new leader of this terrorist organization.
According to the report of Turkish media organization ‘Oda TV’, Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraishi was captured from his hideout after an extensive surveillance operation. This operation was carried out in a very secret manner. There was no firing from the police side either. Media reports said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will announce this high-profile arrest in the coming days.
According to the report, intelligence agencies were keeping an eye on this person for a long time. He was arrested after his identity was confirmed. The information about the arrest of this person has been given to the President. Now they are likely to announce it officially.
Who is Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraishi?
Intelligence sources in Iraq have been quoted in media reports as saying that Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraishi is the brother of the first leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to a profile written by Feras Kilani in New Lines magazine, Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Quraishi is better known as Abdullah Kardash. He was born in Mahlabiya, located 20 miles from Mosul. His real name is Amir Muhammad Saeed Al-Salibi Al-Mawla. Qureshi was born in 1976. He is the youngest among seven brothers. He also has nine sisters.
Arrested from Mosul in 2008
In 2008, the US military arrested him from Mosul. Then he was kept in a detention center for a long time. He was questioned at length. During interrogation, he kept telling that he had not joined ISIS, but was appointed as a judge. He was released a few years after his arrest. After his release, he started playing a bigger role in ISIS. Intelligence agencies were engaged in tracing him. Now agencies have got great success.