ISIL’s alleged rocket head maker caught in Adana

ISIL’s alleged rocket head maker caught in Adana

ADANA - Anadolu Agency
ISIL’s alleged rocket head maker caught in Adana

A man, who had allegedly built rocket heads for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for a year and a half in Syria’s al-Bab district, was captured in Turkey’s southern province of Adana.

Anti-terror units in Adana obtained information that the man had illegally crossed the border and had been in the city for some time.

The police also found that the suspect was making a living by collecting waste paper in the Kocavezir neighborhood of Adana’s Seyhan district.

During their search operations in the area, the police teams apprehended the suspect while collecting paper.

The man was taken to the Adana police headquarters for questioning.

In his testimony, he claimed that ISIL forced skilled people to work for them.

The suspect said he used to work as a lathe operator in al-Bab and ISIL threatened to kill him and forced him to build a missile head for the group.

He also said he had built 60 rocket heads for ISIL in a year and half, which were used by the group in Syria and Iraq.

When ISIL members discovered he did not perform a Muslim prayer (namaz), they wanted to kill him, but he managed to escape during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, which caused chaos among ISIL members, he said.

According to his testimony, the suspect had illegally crossed the border and arrived in the southern province of Kilis and then traveled to Adana.

The court in Adana ruled for the man’s arrest.

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