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Abu Yusuf Al Turki

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Name  Abu Al-Turki
Religion  Sunni Islam
Other names  "The Turk"
Nationality  Turkish

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Full Name  Umit Yasar Toprak
Allegiance  al-Qaeda in Iraq (formerly) al-Nusra Front Khorasan
Battles/wars  Iraq War Syrian Civil War Military intervention against ISIL American-led intervention in Syria
Died  September 23, 2014, Idlib Governorate, Syria
Battles and wars  Iraq War, Syrian civil war, Military intervention against ISIL, American-led intervention in Syria

Cause of death  Killed by bombardment

Ümit Yaşar Toprak also known by his nom de guerre Abu Yusuf Al-Turki (the "Turk") was a renowned sniper within the al-Nusra Front who trained fighters on how to become snipers. He was also a member of the Wolf Unit, which was described as a unit of al-Nusra Front fighters (according to documents found by members of the Dubai-based Al Aan TV station). The Wolf Unit is reportedly another name for the Khorasan Group, though there are indications that the Khorasan Group may not exist as a separate entity from Jabhat al-Nusra. Of Turkish descent, Al-Turki lived in the Turkish province of Bursa, leaving behind five children so that he could fight for the al-Nusra Front. On 23 September 2014, Al-Turki was killed during a series of a U.S.-led anti-Khorasan Group coalition airstrikes over Syria.

References

Abu Yusuf Al-Turki Wikipedia


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