Four Iraqis arrested in ISIL probe in Turkey’s north
SAMSUNFour Iraqi nationals were arrested in the Black Sea province of Samsun late on Nov. 28, as a part of an anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) investigation, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
According to sources in Samsun’s anti-terror branch, Hammam Huma Khudur, Sermed Muhammed S., Ukab Nuri and Rami Faris Mufdhi were arrested on charges of being members of an armed terrorist organization.
In the same probe, four other Iraqi nationals were released under judicial control on Nov. 29, the sources said.
On Nov. 22, police in Samsun detained eight Iraqi nationals.
Separately, Turkish gendarmerie units on Nov. 28 seized two tons of fertilizers along with equipment for making explosives in the eastern province of Hakkari.
According to the Hakkari Governor’s Office, the gendarmerie made the seizures in raids on three different shelters used by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The office said the fertilizer was originally brought from Iran.
An operation against PKK was also conducted in the southeastern province of Batman, where security forces seized two long-barreled weapons.
According to the Batman Governor’s Office, a suspected driver in the same operation was also detained and later arrested.