40 ISIL suspects captured in southern Turkey
DHA photoPolice on Dec. 30 detained 40 people suspected of links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
In an operation backed by helicopters, counter-terror police carried out simultaneous raids on a number of addresses, using battering rams to break open doors.
The suspects were taken to the Adana police headquarters after routine health checks.
Those detained are suspected of ISIL membership and of engaging in ISIL propaganda.
Turkey launched a military incursion into Syria on Aug. 24 in support of Syrian rebels to try to drive ISIL away from the border area, and has frequently carried out raids on suspected militants’ safe-houses in Istanbul and other cities.