Turkish police launch operation against pro-ISIS gang

Ankara police detain 12 suspects with charges of being member of pro-ISIS gang, sending staff and financial support

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkish police launched an operation on Wednesday against a group allegedly sending staff and financial support to ISIS and detained 12 suspects.

Moving after a denouncement, police raided to Hacibayram district of Turkish capital Ankara detaining those being accused of providing militants to Raqqa, the Syrian province known as a military base of ISIS.

Five out of 12 detained were arrested, while several documents and digital data were impounded.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced on June 27 that 12 people who are the members of ISIS were caught in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari.

Four ISIS militants were also caught on June 15 by Turkey’s security forces trying to illegally cross into Turkey from Syrian border.

On June 16, the Times had reported that some ISIS militants tried to enter Turkey illegally by blending into refugees that fled clashes between ISIS and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria’s Tel Abyad to Turkey.

Video footage released on the same day also showed Turkish soldiers arresting ISIS militants who tried to enter Turkey by Akcakale border gate of southeastern Sanliurfa province.

ISIS militants attacked early on Thursday Syrian border town of Kobane killing at least 35 people. ISIS militants carried out the attack with two bomb-laden vehicles while disguised as Kurdish fighters, a later footage revealed.

Thousands of Syrian refugees flocked into Turkey in the past weeks fleeing the fighting between ISIS and the YPG for control of Tal Abyad.

Injured people were brought for treatment in Turkey’s Suruc state hospital crossing the border.

TRTWorld and agencies