ISIS chief captured by special forces three months after ex-boss blew himself up

The new leader of ISIS has been captured less than three months after his former boss blew himself and six children up during a US commandos raid.

According to reports, Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi was recently captured during a special forces raid in Istanbul.

Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi reportedly took on the top terror job just three months ago after the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraysh, 45 who went out like a monster rather than be captured by US forces.

Known as The Professor, Hasimi, was a veteran Jihad fighter who decided on the night of February 2 to detonate a bomb that ripped through his Syrian compound killing 13 people in the resultant blast.

ISIS' new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi is said to be the brother of the dead caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Remarkably despite his notoriety, it's thought ISIS' new leader has never been photographed before.

According to the Mail, his capture in Istanbul came after a period of long police surveillance with no shots fired during the raid.

It's thought that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will announce the capture to the world shortly.

Unfortunately for the rest of the World, the capture of ISIS' latest loser won't eliminate their threat.

Despite losing much of the territory they once had in Syria and Iraq, ISIS has been able to infiltrate both countries with success through gaps in military control and hidden underground tunnels.

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Speaking to Reuters, Lahur Talabany, former counter-terrorism chief for Iraq's Kurdistan region warned that the group has not been 'eradicated'.

'When you see attacks increasing in a particular area I wouldn't be surprised if somebody important has been through that region,' he told Reuters.

'The caliphate was defeated but ISIS was never eradicated. I don't believe we managed to finish the job.

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