Syrian arrested for attempting to bring 9 Trinidadians to ISIL
ADANA – Anadolu AgencyA court in the southern province of Adana ordered the arrest of a Syrian citizen on Aug. 1 for transferring nine Trinidadian citizens to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group.
Police teams followed and stopped a light commercial vehicle at the entrance to the province in an operation, detaining 10 suspects inside, nine of whom were Trinidadian citizens.
A Syrian citizen identified as Asem H. was carrying the Trinidadian citizens to Syria to join ISIL, according to his testimony.
Asem H. was later arrested by the court after his proceedings at the police station.
Meanwhile, the nine Trinidadian citizens were also referred to the Adana Immigration Authority Directorate for deportation.
Turkey has been on high alert after being rocked by a series of suicide and car bomb attacks that have claimed many lives and wounded hundreds which have been claimed by the jihadist group.
On June 28, at least 44 people were killed and hundreds were wounded in a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport blamed on the jihadist group.