Security forces kill four ISIS terrorists, six others arrested in southeast Turkey

Published 14.11.2015 18:08
Updated 15.11.2015 12:48
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Security forces killed four ISIS terrorists on Saturday near in Oğuzeli district of Turkey's southeastern Gaziantep province, near the Syria border.

The four ISIS members were killed during a clash with the Turkish security forces, which started after security forces reportedly approached two cars believed to be carrying ISIS members near a military post.

The security forces approached the cars and opened warning shots from an armored vehicle, but ISIS terrorists ignored the warning and responded by opening fire on security forces. Four members in one of the cars were killed, while the second car reportedly fled the scene.

Meanwhile, six other foreign nationals who were believed to be members of the ISIS group were also detained in Elbeyli district of southeast Kilis province at a border crossing. The group were attempting to cross to Turkey from Syria but were intercepted by the security forces patroling the border.

The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations against ISIS, PKK, and DHKP-C terror organizations following recent attacks and killings of security forces and civilians.

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