Police detain nine in anti-ISIL op in Turkey’s south
ADANAPolice have detained nine suspects in an operation targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in the southern province of Adana.
The operation was carried out early on June 22 after police received intelligence on a possible jihadist cell in the province.
Anti-terror teams received a tip-off on a large number of bombs and weapons arriving at the house for use in a suicide attack and started tracking suspected ISIL militants in the Yeşilyurt neighborhood of Adana’s Seyhan district.
An operation was planned and the entries and exits to the streets nearby were blocked. Special forces then forcibly entered the house.
The operation was carried out with 250 police officers and special forces units, with support from a helicopter and 15 armored vehicles.
Special forces police took strict security measures around the area as police detained seven inside the house.
Bomb disposal teams immediately entered the house after detentions were carried out and conducted searches.
No bombs were found in the house, while police detained two more suspects.