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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

20 people arrested in Istanbul for suspected links to Daesh

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Istanbul (UNA-OIC) – At least 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, were arrested in Istanbul over their alleged links to the Daesh terrors group, police said on Sunday.

Anti-terror teams of Turkish police raided simultaneously four addresses in Istanbul’s three districts after they were tipped off that the suspects were linked to the Daesh leaders in Syria and Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to the police, the suspects were planning an attack during the New Year celebrations in the city. Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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