365 ISIL militants detained, 131 arrested in Turkey last month: Interior Ministry
MALATYA - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTurkish authorities detained a total of 365 suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants and arrested 131 in November 2016, the Interior Ministry stated on Dec. 1.
The arrests and detentions took place in 12 provinces across the country, including Ankara and Istanbul, the ministry added.
Turkey has suffered a number of attacks by the jihadist group, including a suicide bomb attack targeting a peace rally in front of Ankara’s main train station in Oct. 10, 2015, which killed more than 100 people, marking the bloodiest terror attack in the country’s history.
In August, the Turkish military launched an operation in Syria dubbed the Euphrates Shield Operation, along with Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, to drive the jihadist group from the Syrian border region and halt the advance of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).