10 Daesh suspects arrested in southern Turkey's Adana

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ISTANBUL
Published 12.06.2019 10:22
Updated 12.06.2019 15:28
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Ten Daesh suspects were arrested early Wednesday in Turkey's Adana province.

Police simultaneously raided 19 residences in Adana's city center and arrested those suspected of having links to the Daesh terrorist group.

Adana, which is located near the border with Syria, has been a scene of dozens of police operations against the terrorist group. Last year, counterterrorism police apprehended the so-called Daesh "emir" or leader for Adana.

In the face of counterterrorism operations in Syria and Iraq, Daesh numbers have further dwindled with heightened crackdowns in Turkey. Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to rid Turkey of Daesh terrorists.

The terrorist group is blamed for a string of terror attacks in Turkey that killed at least 319 people over the past three years in Istanbul and Ankara, as well as cities in the southeast.

Foreigners looking to join Daesh in Syria have mostly attempted to use Turkey as their crossing point. Turkey has taken significant measures against foreign Daesh members and has urged Western countries on intelligence cooperation.

According to official figures, at least 2,000 people have been arrested and 7,000 others deported in operations against Daesh in Turkey, while around 70,000 people have been 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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