Turkish court arrests 2 DAESH terrorists in Ankara

Two DAESH terrorists arrested following their trial in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish court has ordered the arrest of two DAESH terrorists who were detained in the capital Ankara on Wednesday.

The terrorists were taken into custody as they were allegedly planning to carry out suicide attacks at two different points in Ankara during New Year celebrations.

The two were identified as M.C and A.Y, males of Turkish nationality.

The police have also seized suicide bomb vests and bomb set-ups reinforced with steel balls and rods during the operation.

Turkey’s fight against DAESH terrorist group has been continuing since July 24 when Turkey launched its first air strike targeting DAESH positions in Syria.

Ankara later launched comprehensive terror operations to capture DAESH terrorists within the country.

According to the Turkish Interior Minister, Efkan Ala, Turkey has seized and deported more than 36,500 people suspected of entering Turkey with the intention of crossing into Syria to join DAESH so far.

Most suspects were stopped from entering Turkey at the border, while nearly 2,800 were arrested in Turkey and later deported.

TRTWorld and agencies