At least 14 people are arrested in Istanbul for suspected links to the Islamic State
At least 14 suspects were arrested in Istanbul over alleged links to the ISIS terrorist group, a security source said early Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.
The anti-terror police carried out simultaneous operations in nine districts of Turkey’s most populous city, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions over talking to the media.
Operations against ISIS will continue in the same districts, with the names kept secret to avoid tipping off the suspects, the source added.
The suspects were arrested while preparing for an attack, according to the source, and numerous documents and digital materials linked to ISIS were also seized.
Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to clear ISIS from Turkey.
More than 300 people lost their lives in ISIS-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks.
Source: Baghdad Post