Turkish army captures 4 ISIL members

Turkish army captures 4 ISIL members

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish army captures 4 ISIL members

Four suspected members of ISIL were captured in southeast Turkey, according to security sources on Feb. 2. 

The suspects, who were attempting to cross the border illegally to go abroad, were captured by Turkish Armed Forces border units on Feb. 1 near the Akçakale district of Şanlıurfa province in southeast Turkey, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restriction on speaking to media. 

One suspect was identified as Feride Samur, while others only identified with initials O.S., A. A. and M. G.. All suspects were arrested, according to the source. 

Suspect Feride Samur was sought with red notice by Turkish authorities, the source added. 

More than 300 people have been killed in ISIL-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bombings, rocket and gun attacks. 

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh threat.