Suspected Islamic State group chief killed in Syria, says Erdogan

THE suspected leader of the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria in an operation carried out by Turkey’s MIT intelligence agency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday.

“The suspected leader of Daesh, codename Abu Hussein al-Qurashi, has been neutralised in an operation carried out Saturday by the MIT in Syria,” he announced on television, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State organisation.