Turkish Army detains 23 DAESH suspects near Syrian border

Turkish Armed Forces detains 23 DAESH suspects in southern province of Kilis near Syrian border

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish military forces take security measures in the southern province of Kilis along Turkey's Syrian border after clashes between DAESH terrorists and Free Syrian Army at Azaz town in Aleppo on Jan. 10, 2016

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) has detained 23 DAESH suspects in the Elbeyli district of southern province of Kilis near the Syrian border while they were trying to enter Turkey from Syria.

TAF announced the detentions on its official website on Saturday, stating that 21 children were also with the detained suspects.

Turkey since July has increased its security operations against DAESH, when DAESH reportedly killed a non-commissioned Turkish military officer who was on duty at the border post in the Elbeyli district of Kilis.

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin DAESH suicide bomb attack in Turkey's capital Ankara, before that attack, on July, 20, 2015 another DAESH suicide bombing had resulted in the death of 34 people in Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria.

DAESH terror attacks have killed nearly 150 civilians in Turkey.

A recent suicide attack, reportedly carried out by a DAESH terrorist, took place in Istanbul's Fatih District, killing 10 German tourists and wounding 15 -mostly foreign- tourists on Jan. 12, 2016.

Following the attack, Turkish tanks and artillery heavily bombarded DAESH positions in Syria and Iraq, leading to the death of at least 200 terrorists, according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

TRTWorld and agencies