Turkey arrests 8 suspected Daesh terrorists on Syria border

Published 25.04.2016 14:24
Updated 25.04.2016 17:01

Security forces arrested eight suspected Daesh terrorists attempting to cross into Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep from Syria.

According to a statement from the Gaziantep Governorate, eight foreign nationals attempting to cross the border were caught at two points.

The suspects were near the Oğuzeli district's Ermiş Military Border Post and Kersentaş Şehit Fevzi Military Border Post, the statement added.

Ankara continues to reiterate that it will resolutely fight Daesh, which has perpetrated several attacks in Turkey in the last couple of months.

According to the Interior Ministry, 847 suspected Daesh members are currently in custody, most of them foreign nationals. The latest figures show that some 27,000 people from more than 100 countries have been stopped while trying to travel to Syria to join the extremists. Daesh controls a major swathe of land near the Turkish border and continues to try to expand its territory in the area.

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