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New Islamic State leader reportedly caught in Turkey

Islamic State leader Abu Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi has been reportedly arrested in Istanbul, but the news has not yet been independently confirmed.
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The Islamic State's most recent leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashemi al-Qurashi, was captured in a raid in Istanbul, according to media reports Thursday.

Al-Qurashi was caught last week during a raid at his hideout in Istanbul, according to a report by Turkish crime reporter Toygun Atilla. According to the report, the jihadist leader is being questioned by Turkish intelligence and police. His arrest came after extensive surveillance by the Turkish authorities and no shots were fired during the raid by Istanbul counter-terrorism police, the report added.

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