Turkey detains 33 people suspected of trying to join ISIS

Turkish security forces detain 33 foreigners suspected of trying to join ISIS in Turkey’s southern province of Kilis

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish military vehicle patrolling along Syrian border in this archive photo.

Thirty three people suspected of trying to join ISIS were detained on Thursday by Turkish security officers in Elbeyli district of Turkey’s southern province of Kilis, along the Syrian border.

According to local reports, counter-terrorism units of Kilis police department, as well as the local police from the Elbeyli district, caught 33 suspects who were planning to cross into Syria.

Women and children are said to be among the detainees, suspects will be deported back to their country of origin after the judicial process.

Meanwhile, three armed ISIS militants that illegally crossed into Turkey from Syria were apprehended by security officers in Elbeyli district of Kilis.

ISIS militants, two of whom were Syrian, were detained carrying automatic rifles, a 9 millimeter pistol and two rocket launchers, the police said.

The militants were arrested on charges of “being a member of the ISIS terror organization.”



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