Turkey detains 11 DAESH terror suspects near Syria's border

Turkish military says 11 suspected DAESH terrorists have been detained in Turkey's southern Kilis province

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Turkey detains '11 suspected Daesh terrorists' near Syria

Updated Dec 6, 2015

According to a statement on the Turkish General Staff’s official website, the Turkish military detained 11 suspected DAESH terrorists as they attempted to cross the border into Syria from southern Kilis province on Sunday.

“On Nov. 29, 2015, 11 people of non-Turkish origin who were suspected of being DAESH members 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.

Meanwhile, eight PKK terrorists, one of them is a woman, surrendered on Monday to Turkish security forces in the southeastern town of Silopi.

Furthermore, Turkish military troops detained three PKK terrorists in the district of Suruc in Sanliurfa when they attempted to cross the Turkish border from Syria. Also, two PKK terrorists were detained as they were trying to enter Syria to join PKK forces there.

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 was also linked to the twin Ankara bombings on Oct. 10 which killed 103 people and injured more than 500 others.

TRTWorld and agencies