Key ISIL suspect nabbed in Turkey’s Adana after police hunt

Key ISIL suspect nabbed in Turkey’s Adana after police hunt

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Key ISIL suspect nabbed in Turkey’s Adana after police hunt

Turkish police have nabbed a suspected ISIL militant who allegedly communicated orders coming from Syria to members of the group in Turkey, security sources said on Sept. 24.

The suspect, 47 and identified only as Eyüp B., was rounded up in a brief police hunt after he was spotted outside a private hospital in the southern province of Adana, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The suspect — reportedly the group’s most senior operative in Adana province — had threatened ISIL informants and their families, according to the same sources.

The suspect was put behind bars pending trial.

More than 300 people have lost their lives in ISIL-claimed attacks in Turkey, where they have 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, Adana, Syrian Civil War, Counterterrorism