Police detain 16 suspected DAESH terrorists in Turkey’s capital

Turkish police forces take 16 DAESH suspects into custody during operation in Turkey's capital, Ankara

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A total number of 16 DAESH suspects have been detained in Turkeys capital city of Ankara

Turkish security forces detained 16 suspected DAESH terrorists during an anti-terror operation in capital city of Ankara on Tuesday.

Police said that the suspects were allegedly planning to carry out sensational attacks at critical points in the city.

Police also said that the most of the suspects were Syrian nationals and were dispatched to foreigners' department to be deported.

During the operation, several documents belonging to the terrorist organisation were also seized.

Turkey witnessed several terror attacks linked to DAESH in the country.

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in capital Ankara while in another attack 34 people were killed in a blast in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern province of Sanliurfa, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

Accordingly, Ankara has been conducting comprehensive terror operations to capture DAESH terrorists within the country.

TRTWorld, AA