On August 11, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) captured Abu Kerem (real name Adil Musa Abdouljezar), a key ISIS member responsible for the terrorist group’s intelligence activities in Raqqa, Aleppo, Hama and other areas, the YPG claimed in a statemember on September 4.
Acording to the YPG, Kerem was captured alive in an operation carried out by the YPG’s Anti-Terror Units (YAT). The group provided no details of the operation. However, the YPG claimed that the captured terrorist “provided a lot of important information about ISIS and how it has been strengthened and bolstered by the Turkish state.” This claim is another step in the ongoing propaganda campaign carried out by the Kurdish group to denounce the Turkish military presence in northern Syria and the regional strategy.
In own turn, Ankara also often points out “terrorist activities” of the YPG and publicly describes group members as terrorists because of its links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).