11 ISIL-linked suspects detained in Turkey

11 ISIL-linked suspects detained in Turkey

ESKİŞEHİR/KIRŞEHİR - Anadolu Agency
11 ISIL-linked suspects detained in Turkey

Eleven people were detained in central Turkey on Sept. 27 over their suspected links to ISIL, according to a police source.

Five suspects were detained in simultaneous operations conducted by special forces units in the Eskişehir province, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In Kırşehir province, security forces conducted an anti-terror operation in the wee hours of Sept. 27 and detained six suspects over their alleged links to ISIL.

Security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to clear ISIL militants from Turkey.

More than 300 people lost their lives in ISIL-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks in recent years.

ISIL, Counterterrorism, Eskişehir