ANKARA Tur­key: 101 IS sus­pects de­tained in police sweep

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TUR­KEY’S state-run news agency says police have de­tained 101 sus­pected Is­lamic State group mil­i­tants in a sweep in the cap­i­tal, Ankara.

Anadolu Agency says Thurs­day au­thor­i­ties have de­ten­tion war­rants for 144 other IS sus­pects.

Some 1,500 of­fi­cers from the police’s anti-ter­ror and in­tel­li­gence units took part in early morn­ing raids at about 250 ad­dresses around Ankara, the agency said.

Anadolu said some of the sus­pects were mem­bers of a lo­cal group that al­legedly “spon­sored” IS. It didn’t pro­vide fur­ther de­tails. – AP

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