Turkish intelligence rep killed in Iraq’s hostage rescue operation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A representative of the Turkish special intelligence services was killed during a hostage rescue operation in Iraq, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sept. 23, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported.
"A representative of the Turkish special intelligence services was killed by the Islamic state militants," he said.
Earlier, some 49 employees of Turkey's diplomatic mission in Mosul, taken hostage by the Islamic state terrorist organization on June 19, were released as a result of a special operation of the Turkish intelligence services.
The details of the operation are not disclosed. But it has been prepared for a long time. It was also reported that Turkey did not pay a ransom to release the hostages and did not fulfill other requirements of the terrorists.
The hostages returned home on September 20.