Man Killed at Istanbul Airport Was Trying to Find Son Who Joined ISIS
One of the victims of the Istanbul terror attack was a Tunisian doctor who was reportedly on a mission to find his son, who had joined ISIS.
Reuters reported that Brigadier General Fathi Bayoudh, a doctor at a Tunisian military hospital, traveled to Turkey to try to convince his son to leave ISIS.
The Tunisian Defense Ministry confirmed that he was one of 44 people killed in the suicide bombings at Ataturk Airport Tuesday evening.
A Tunisian security source said Bayoudh's son joined ISIS in Syria a few months ago with his girlfriend.
Bayoudh is now reportedly in the custody of Turkish security forces along the Syrian border.
Tunisia is regarded as the lone success story of the Arab Spring, but has been one of the largest sources of foreign fighters for ISIS.