Three detained for ‘recruiting militants for ISIL’ in Turkey’s south
ADANAPolice detained three suspects in the southern province of Adana on Sept. 8 for allegedly recruiting militants to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Counter-terrorism police launched an operation supported by a police helicopter and special operation forces targeting suspects who had reportedly been recruiting militants for the jihadist group in the province in the early hours of the morning.
They later raided spotted houses while police armed with long-barreled weapons and armored vehicles took security measures around the addresses.
After conducting detailed searches at the addresses, three suspects were detained and taken to police headquarters for questioning following their health checks at the local forensics institute.
The jihadist group has carried out a series of deadly attacks in the country in recent years.
Security forces have so far detained more than 5,000 ISIL suspects and deported 3,290 foreign militants from 95 different countries, according to official figures.