UPDATES NUMBER OF ARRESTS
By Muzahim Zahid Tuzun
KAYSERI, Turkey (AA) - Six foreign nationals were nabbed for suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization in central Turkey on Wednesday, according to security officials.
Among them were two Iraqis and a Syrian, who were rounded up in simultaneous anti-terror operations launched across the city of Kayseri, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Muhammed Isa Al G., Ismail Muhammed Ali I. and Abdurahman Ahmed S. were accused of cooperating with the Daesh terror group, the source added.
Separately, three more Iraqi nationals were also apprehended on suspicion of Daesh links during simultaneous raids in the central province of Eskisehir.
Security forces launched anti-terror operations on several suspects’ addresses in the city center as part of investigations of the terror group’s activities.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks.
Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks.