Turkish Army captures 16 ISIS suspects

Turkish Army captures 16 foreigners suspected to join ISIS in Turkey's southern Kilis province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish-Syrian border in southern Turkey

Turkish Armed Forces on Tuesday declared that 16 foreigners ssuspected to join ISIS were captured while trying to reach Syria  on October 5 in Turkey's southern Kilis province.

Turkish officials said that the country deported more than 1,100 Syria-bound foreigners since January.

During 5 operations carried out in Turkey's Kilis, Turkish police also detained 22 foreign nationals who were attempting to join ISIS on Monday. 

A statement by the Kilis Governorate announced that the investigation on the suspects are still continuing.

Turkey's ongoing efforts against ISIS intensified after an ISIS suicide attack on July 20 killed 34 people in the southeastern town of Suruc.

The US and Turkish Air Forces have hit several ISIS targets in Syria in joint operations while the Turkish police have been operating domestic raids on areas in which the militant group may have ties to.

TRTWorld and agencies