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UPDATE- Turkey nabs 2 Daesh/ISIS suspects

UPDATE- Turkey nabs 2 Daesh/ISIS suspects
Muhammed Yahya E. was caught while apparently surveilling military zone in Istanbul, says source

UPDATE WITH ADDITIONAL ARREST; CHANGES HL

By Halil Demir and Firat Tasdemir

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (AA) - Turkish security forces arrested two suspected Daesh/ISIS members on Thursday.

The first arrest took place in Istanbul, near a restricted military zone, said a security source asking not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

On Saturday, acting on a tip off that a person who climbed a tree next to a military zone in the Bahcelievler district was surveilling the military, police were dispatched to the area, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The police caught Muhammed Yahya E., who was apparently trying to surveil the Yenibosna Military Police Battalion Command, the source said.

A search of the suspect found digital materials, images, and documents related to the terror group Daesh/ISIS.

After police procedures, the suspect on was remanded in custody by a court.

Another suspect, who was trying to illegally cross into Turkey, was arrested by security teams at the border with Syria, said the National Defense Ministry.

The suspect was handed over to the local gendarmerie command after being arrested.

In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist group.

The country has since been attacked by the terror group multiple times, with over 300 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.


*Writing by Sena Guler and Merve Aydogan in Ankara

source: News Feed
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