Police detain 6 Daesh suspects planning attacks in Turkey's İzmir province

Published 30.04.2017 11:20
Updated 30.04.2017 11:25
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Turkish police Sunday detained six suspected Daesh terrorists in western İzmir province for planning attacks on May 1 International Workers' Day.

According to reports, police conducted simultaneous dawn raids under the scope of an investigation launched by Izmir Public Prosecutor's Office.

Two of the suspects detained in the operation were Syrian nationals, reports said.

Police reportedly confiscated documents and material belonging to the terrorist organization during the raids.

The suspects were taken to the counter-terror department after health check-ups.

Since Daesh emerged as a terrorist group in war-torn Syria, Turkey has detained over 5,000 Daesh suspects and deported over 3,290 foreign terrorist fighters, originating from 95 different countries. It also refused entry to more than 38,269 individuals.

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