Five foreign nationals detained over suspected ISIL links

Five foreign nationals detained over suspected ISIL links

SAMSUN - Anadolu Agency
Five foreign nationals detained over suspected ISIL links

Turkish police detained five Iraqi nationals in northern Turkey over their suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a security source said on July 17.

Police carried out anti-terror operations at various addresses in İlkyardım district of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

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

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIL attacks.

ISIL, Samsun, Counterterrorism