Police arrest 29 ISIL suspects in Istanbul

Suspects include 22 foreign nationals who were trying to travel to Syria

Police arrest 29 ISIL suspects in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Police on Friday arrested 29 suspects from Istanbul for alleged links to the ISIL terror group, a security source said.

The arrests were made during a counter-terrorism operation conducted by teams from the anti-terror branch of the Istanbul Police, said the source who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Raids were conducted in six districts -- Atasehir, Bagcilar, Basaksehir, Cekmekoy, Esenyurt and Umraniye -- to capture the suspects, which included 22 foreign nationals and seven locals, who were attempting to travel to Syria, the source added.

A large number of digital data, organizational documents, and an unlicensed pistol were seized during the operation.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Temmuz 2017, 14:02