11 Iraqi Daesh suspects to be deported

Published 08.01.2019 00:00
Updated 08.01.2019 08:00

Eleven out of 13 Iraqi nationals detained in operations against the terrorist group Daesh in northern Turkey 11 days ago will be deported to Iraq.

The suspects were captured in a counterterrorism sweep in the northern province of Samsun. Additionally, the Legal processes for two other suspects are still underway.

Daesh has been blamed for a string of terror attacks in Turkey over the past three years. The terrorist group saw a decline in membership, with militants fleeing Syria and Iraq, where it once controlled large swathes of land. Turkey helped Syrian opposition forces in a 2016 operation in war-torn Syria regain control of Daesh-controlled towns.

Some 2,000 people were arrested, and 7,000 others were deported in operations against Daesh in Turkey, while around 70,000 people were denied entry to Turkey over their suspected links to the terrorist group. Security forces have also foiled at least 10 attack plots. Figures show that some 18,500 suspects are currently being monitored for links to the terrorist group after being identified at airports upon arrival.

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