Three ISIL bomb-makers caught in Turkey’s north
SAMSUN / ADANAThree Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bomb-makers have been caught in a police operation in the Black Sea province of Samsun.
An operation was conducted in Samsun after police in the northwestern province of Sakarya obtained information on ISIL during an investigation carried out by the Sakarya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Police officers in Sakarya have determined that three brothers of Iraqi origin, who were tasked to make bombs for the jihadist group, entered Turkey illegally two months ago with bomb-laden cars. The militants were then sent to Samsun to carry out attacks on behalf of ISIL.
The three brothers were detained in a house raid by the police. They were then taken to police headquarters in Sakarya for interrogation. It was determined that the militants produced the bombs in a factory they set up in Mosul in Iraq.
The police said that many suicide attacks, which were being planned by ISIL, were foiled after apprehending several jihadists in operations.
The brothers underwent health checks in the Yenikent State Hospital and were sent to court early on Jan. 27 under intense security.
Meanwhile, six people have been detained in the southern province of Adana for being members of and making propaganda for ISIL.
Special forces police had carried out raids in pre-determined addresses with armored vehicles. The detained suspects were taken to police headquarters.