Court arrests ISIL ‘commander’ in central Turkey
ESKİŞEHİRA court in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir has arrested an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) “commander” after police detained him as part of an anti-ISIL investigation carried out by Eskişehir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The 41-year-old Iraqi man, identified only by the initials as C.E.T., was arrested on Aug. 26 after being apprehended in a police raid on a hotel in central Eskişehir.
The militant was reportedly jailed in an Iraqi prison over plotting to assassinate then-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before escaping from prison with the help of the jihadist group.
Four others caught over their links to C.E.T. were sent to a deportation center after their legal procedures at a police headquarters was completed.