Nine ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Konya

Nine ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Konya

KONYA – Anadolu Agency
Nine ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Konya

Police detained nine ISIL suspects during an anti-terror operation in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on May 1, according to a police source.

The suspects were accused of making propaganda for ISIL on social media, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Police also seized a number of documents during the search.

Separately, security forces detained six suspected ISIL members in the Turkish capital Ankara and southern province of Adana on April 30.

The counter-terrorism unit of the Ankara police arrested three ISIL suspects in the Beypazarı district of Ankara.

In Adana, local police arrested three more ISIL members. Adana police had also detained 10 ISIL suspects on April 29.

At least 319 people have lost their lives in ISIL attacks in Turkey. The group has targeted civilians with suicide bombs and rocket-and-gun attacks.

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIL attacks.