35 detained in ISIL operation in Turkey’s south
ADANAA total of 35 people were detained in an operation targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) members in the southern province of Adana late on Aug. 6. The operation was carried out by some 500 police officers in 50 different addresses and a suspected suicide bomber was among the detained, Doğan News Agency reported.
The police carried out the simultaneous operation with armored vehicles on the addresses and conducted searches in the houses, where a number of items related to ISIL were confiscated.
A total of 20 of the detained suspects had been released on Aug. 4 by the court after being detained in an earlier ISIL operation in Adana.
The detained suspects went through security checks, as one of them shouted, “Be honest, don’t be hypocrites.”
The 20 ISIL suspects were detained in an operation against the jihadist group in Adana on Aug. 4, including the group’s senior figures.
Counter-terrorism police conducted simultaneous raids on 22 different addresses in various neighborhoods, after a tip-off that ISIL cells were in preparation for attacks.
Memory sticks, computers and equipment containing organizational documents were seized during the raids.
Turkey has been on high alert after being rocked by a series of suicide and car bomb attacks allegedly perpetrated by the group that have claimed many lives and wounded hundreds.