Turkey Arrests Ex-ISIS Commander Responsible for Executing Prisoners

Anti-terror Turkish forces in the northwestern city of Bursa have arrested a former Syrian ISIS commander and three others militants, who were all executioners and worked in intelligence missions.

The ISIS commander, Abu Taki al-Shamy, 50, is thought to have played a prominent role in the group’s execution videos and was working in Bursa as a gas repairman.

Police shared a video of his arrest on Monday, showing him in his work outfit.

He has been living in Turkey for three years and was described by the state-run Anadolu Agency as working for a senior ISIS leader in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria, a former stronghold of the extremist group.

Shamy seems to be the same man shooting a civilian on the back of the head in a video released on social media a few years ago.

After he was apprehended, Turkish security services arrested three others in Bursa over ISIS links. Two of them worked on executions, and the third was part of the ISIS terrorist intelligence.