Six detained in anti-ISIL operations in Kayseri, Adana
Turkish police on May 3 detained six Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects in anti-terror operations in the southern province of Adana and the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
In Kayseri, three Iraqis and one Syrian national were detained in a crackdown on the group, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Separately, the police apprehended two ISIL suspects in Adana.
The operations against the suspected group members in the Adana province began on April 29 and the police had already detained 13 people, including seven Syrians.
With the latest detentions, the number of suspected ISIL detainees in Adana has increased to 15.
On a related note, three suspected ISIL members, who were detained earlier this week in the northwestern province of Sakarya, were arrested on May 3.
One of the three could be the “emir” of Syria’s Deir ez-Zor region, Anadolu Agency reported on May 2.
The suspects were reportedly carrying fake identification cards. The two suspects other than the suspected “emir” were accused of handling money transfers in Turkey on behalf of ISIL.