Ankara has complete information about the terrorist groups, including ISIL,” Sheikh Hassoun said today.
He noted that the Turkish intelligence is also well aware of the whereabouts of all the foreign citizens abducted by ISIL.
The Syrian grand mufti pointed to the abduction and execution of the Russian citizen Sergei Gorbunov, and said, “The Syrian government has nothing to do with it. Russia could directly ask Turkey as the Turkish intelligence holds information in this regard.”
He reiterated that the Turkish government is in touch with the ISIL and other militant groups, and thus they could figure it out. The grand mufti noted that the executions of the US citizens by the ISIL were carried out with Ankara’s knowledge.
On Sunday, US media reported that Russian engineer Sergei Gorbunov had been executed by the ISIL in spring. The last available video of him was dated October 2013, when an appeal for his freedom was recorded by the ISIL fighters who captured him.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
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