4 ISIL suspects detained in Trabzon, Samsun

4 ISIL suspects detained in Trabzon, Samsun

4 ISIL suspects detained in Trabzon, Samsun

At least four people were detained in the Black Sea provinces of Trabzon and Samsun on Nov. 20 for their suspected links to the ISIL, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

In Trabzon, a so-called senior ISIL member and his wife were detained, provincial police department said in a statement.

The suspects, identified by initials A.G. and D.B.G., were involved in an assassination and terrorist activities in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region, added the statement.

In Samsun, the anti-terror teams of the police detained two Iraqi nationals as part of an operation against the ISIL.

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

More than 300 people have lost their lives so far in ISIL-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the group has targeted civilians in suicide bombings and rocket and gun attacks.

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