Police raid 'educational institute of ISIL in Ankara

6 suspects arrested; 60 children taken from institute run by Tevhid magazine to police branch

Police raid 'educational institute of ISIL in Ankara

World Bulletin / News Desk

Police arrested six suspects during a raid at a so-called educational institute run by Tevhid magazine in capital Ankara’s Etimesgut district for allegedly supporting ISIL, according to a police source.

During the operation, it was learnt that children between the ages of 4 and 7 were being given education in line with ISIL ideology, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Six suspects, who were said to be in charge of the building, were arrested.

Police also took 60 children, who were at the building, to a police branch; they are expected to be handed over to their relatives soon.

A high-ranking ISIL figure Halis Bayancuk, code named Ebu Hanzala, allegedly used to visit the building from time-to-time and held his meetings there, the source said.

Bayancuk is in police custody, the source added.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ekim 2017, 15:24