70 Daesh suspects captured over the weekend
TURKISH police carried out several raids across the nation over the weekend, netting a total of 70 suspects believed to have connections to the terrorist group Daesh. All suspects are said to be foreign nationals.
POLICE arrested 70 Daesh suspects from across the country on Saturday, according to police sources. Police made the arrests in the central Anatolian province of Eskisehir; all 10 of the suspects are Iraqi nationals, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media. Simultaneous raids were carried out at nine addresses in the city as part of a probe launched by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Eskişehir. In Istanbul, police arrested 51 Daesh suspects, all foreign nationals, another source said. Police conducted simultaneous raids in six districts of Istanbul and seized numerous documents and digital materials linked to the terrorist group, the source added.
In the Aegean province of Izmir, police arrested a futher eight Daesh suspects. In the central Anatolian province of Malatya, police arrested a suspect over links to the terrorist group. Security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to clear Daesh from Turkey. More than 300 people lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks. ESKİŞEHİR / AnAdolu AgEncy (AA)