Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced on Saturday that eight DAESH terror suspects were caught with an assault rifle and ammo while trying to cross illegally into Turkey from Syria.
The group, including three children, were detained and held by border troops in southern border province of Kilis.
In a statement TAF, added that they were caught with an AK-47 rifle, rounds and four grenades.
Recently, Turkish military detained 11 suspected DAESH terrorists as they attempted to cross the border into Syria from southern Kilis province.
“On Nov. 29, 2015, 11 people of non-Turkish origin who were suspected of being DAESH terrorists were captured by security forces in Cildiroba in the Elbeyli district of our province. Legal and administrative investigations have been launched against the captured suspects,” the governor’s office said in a statement.
Turkish security operations targeting DAESH in the area have intensified since the Suruc suicide bombing which killed 34 people in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa on July 20, 2015.
DAESH is also suspected to be responsible for twin Ankara bombings on Oct. 10 which killed 103 people and injured more than 500 others.