9 Daesh members plotting attacks arrested
YESTERDAY, police in the southern city of Adana captured nine Daesh suspects accused of plotting attacks. Suspects, including two Syrian nationals, planned to strike celebrations for May 19 Youth Day, media reports said.
Suspects were captured in dawn raids with police using battering rams to enter their residences.
Operations come after 54 foreigners were detained Monday in Istanbul for links to the terrorist group. It is the latest in Turkey’s continuous crackdown on the terrorist group that flourished in Iraq and Syria, two neighboring countries. Last month, the group’s “emir” for Syria’s Deir Ezzor, was captured in the western city of İzmir, while he was planning to travel to Europe by sneaking in among a group of Syrian immigrants. Embattled by counterterrorism operations in Syria and Iraq, Daesh sees its numbers further dwindling with heightened crackdowns in Turkey. In the past six months, security forces detained 5,402 suspects and arrested 902 in operations.