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One of ISIS' leaders apprehended in Ukraine, extradited to Georgia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Georgian Chechen Tsezari Tokhosashvili fought for the Islamic State in Syria under the name of Al-Bara Al-Shishani
09:22, 19 May 2020

A member of ISIS's leadership
Ukraine's Security Service

State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) escorted and handed over one of the leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) to Georgian law enforcement officers. This was reported by the SBU’s press center.

Georgian Chechen Tsezari Tokhosashvili fought for the Islamic State in Syria under the name of Al-Bara Al-Shishani and was a member of the organization's leadership.

In the summer of 2018, Tokhosashvili arrived in Ukraine with a forged passport. On November 15, 2019, the SBU announced the apprehension of Shishani, it was executed with the assistance of Georgia's Interior Ministry and the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Related: Ukraine’s Security Service detains leaders of terrorist group in Dnipro

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's State Security Service detained two members of the terrorist group under the leadership of Valeriy Bergman, nicknamed the German, that blew up six bridges in Donbas.

"The secret service staff documented that German’s group seized 1.2 tons of ammonite explosive at the Melnikov mine in 2014. Terrorists used explosives to blow up four bridges in the settlements of Zakotne and Siversk of Donetsk region, two bridges in the towns of Rubizhne and Lysychansk of Luhansk region, two more bridges in Lysychansk were also mined," the statement said.

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