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ISIL’s senior Portuguese commander captured in northern Syria

ISIL commanderThe Portuguese commander of the ISIL terrorist group’s Foreign Militants Battalion was captured in Northeastern Syria, media reports have revealed.

A Syrian news website reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces have found and arrested Niru Sariva, who was ISIL’s Portuguese commander in the city of Deir Ezzur. 

The article pointed out that Sariva was the commander of ISIL’s foreign militant’s battalion, and was in charge of abducting and executing Westerners in Syria. 

The 33-year-old Sariva, who had been residing in London before joining ISIL, was also one of the most important ISIL cogs in exercising the terrorist group’s forced recruitment plans. 

In a relevant development last week, a notorious Belgian member of the ISIL terrorist group who had executed over 100 people in the city of Raqqa was captured in the same city on Saturday. 

The Belgian De Morgen newspaper reported that the SDF arrested Anwar Hadoushi, nom de guerre Abu Soleiman al-Belgiki, who was known as ISIL’s executioner, in Raqqa. 

The newspaper said 35-year-old Abu Soleiman has decapitated over 100 people in Raqqa.