WORLD Turkish police detain eight IS suspects in Istanbul


Turkish police detain eight IS suspects in Istanbul


19:23, May 07, 2021

ISTANBUL, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police detained on Friday at least eight suspected Islamic State (IS) members in Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, local media reported.

Security forces carry out a raid on IS-linked suspects planning New Year attacks in Adana, Turkey, on Dec. 26, 2017. (File photo: Xinhua)

Turkish anti-terrorism units simultaneously launched operations in 15 locations across Istanbul to capture the suspects allegedly linked to conflict zones, the state-run Anadolu agency noted, without revealing further details.

Video footage aired by media outlets showed security forces raiding an apartment and conducting searches.

The nationalities of those detained were not immediately clear.

The IS has conducted a spate of deadly attacks in Turkey since 2015. Since then, Turkish counter-terrorism units have been conducting operations against the group's members in the country.

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