Four DAESH terrorists captured in Turkey

Turkish security forces seize four DAESH terrorists during separate operations launched in Bursa, Kilis provinces

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that four DAESH terrorists were seized during anti-terror operations carried out in Bursa and Kilis provinces over two days.

Two suspects detained in Kilis province bordering Syria were arrested and interrogated at a local police department.

Operations targeting DAESH have been intensifying since the Suruc suicide bombing that killed 34 people in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa on July 20, 2015.

DAESH was also linked to the Ankara twin bombings on Oct. 10 that killed 103 civilians and injured more than 500 in Turkey’s capital.

Within the scope of the latest operations, a Belgian man of Moroccan origin, Ahmed Dahmani, was arrested by Turkish police on the suspicion that he scouted out target locations for DAESH terrorists in Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13.

Also earlier in the week, Turkish security forces detained eight suspects - all Moroccan nationals - over having links with the terrorist organisation DAESH at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.

TRTWorld and agencies