Turkey: one 'ISIL fighter' killed on Syria border

Incident comes as Turkey seeks to step up efforts to crack down on ISIL fighters crossing its border

Turkey: one 'ISIL fighter' killed on Syria border

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish security forces killed one suspected ISIL fighter seeking to cross into Turkey fromSyria and arrested 21 others, the army said Wednesday.

The suspected ISIL fighter killed on Tuesday was part of a group seeking to illegally cross the border neighbouring the Kilis region of southern Turkey, the army said in a statement.

"Twenty-one people, including nine children, were detained," it added, giving no further details or the nationality of those arrested.

The incident comes as Turkey seeks to step up efforts to crack down on ISIL fighters crossing its border, amid signs Ankara is taking the security threat posed by the group increasingly seriously.

Turkish security forces on Saturday killed four suspected ISIL fighters near the Syrian border in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, security sources said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Kasım 2015, 15:19
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