Three DAESH terrorists planning high profile attacks in Turkey

Turkish security forces are after three suspected DAESH terrorists who allegedly planning high profile attacks, following Saturday’s Istanbul suicide bomb attack

Photo by: TRT WORLD
Photo by: TRT WORLD

Savas Yildiz [L], Ali Durmaz [C], and Yunus Durmaz [R]

Turkish security forces are in high alert for three suspected DAESH terrorists who are believed to received direct orders to carry out major attacks targeting crowded areas in Turkey.  

Police revealed names of the three as Haci Ali Durmaz, Yunus Durmaz, and Savas Yildiz, releasing their pictures to media.

Police said the trio are using fake IDs not to be caught and planning to carry out suicide bomb attacks.

Turkey’s fight against DAESH terrorist organisation has been ongoing since July 2015, when Turkey became a target for the group.

The latest DAESH attack in Turkey took place on Saturday when DAESH terrorist carried out suicide attack in Istanbul’s Beyoglu District, killing at least five and wounding 39 others.

Police later identified the attacker as Turkish national Mehmet Ozturk, who had ties with DAESH terrorist group.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin stated that there are 24 foreign nationals among the 39 injured in the attack.

All of the victims were foreigners. They were identified as Israeli citizens Simha Siman Demri, Yonathan Suher, Avraham Godman and Iranian Ali Rıza Khalman.

Ireland also said "a number" of Irish were hurt, while broadcaster NTV said two Icelandic citizens were also injured.

According to a statement by Turkish Health Ministry, 19 of the injured from the terrorist attack are still under medical care in hospitals, with seven of them in critical condition.

TRTWorld and agencies