Turkey detains some 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids

Turkey detains some 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids

Istanbul : Turkish police on Sunday detained around 400 suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, including foreigners and those suspected of planning attacks, reports said. The operation around the country saw 150 suspects detained in Sanliurfa in the southeast, 60 in the capital Ankara as well as dozens more arrests in provinces ranging from Bursa

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Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Turkish military says hits 71 Islamic State targets in northern Syria

Syria : Turkey’s military hit 71 Islamic State targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, the army said on Saturday, intensifying strikes against the militant group, which has claimed responsibility for the latest bomb attack in southeast Turkey. Five Islamic State fighters were killed in the strikes, as were five Turkey-backed rebels and one Turkish soldier, the army said

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Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

Istanbul (Reuters): Thirty one Islamic State militants have been killed in clashes and US-led coalition air strikes in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Sunday, marking an escalation in violence in the area. Fourteen of the ISIS fighters were killed as they attempted to enter the rebel-controlled villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, three

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Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members : media

Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members: media

Adana : Turkish police detained 20 suspected members of the Islamic State militant group in the southern city of Adana early on Thursday, the private Dogan news agency reported. It said anti-terror police, supported by a helicopter, staged simultaneous raids on 22 addresses in the city after a tip-off that Islamic State cells were planning attacks. The suspects, who included senior

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Turkish shelling kills 28 Islamic State fighters north of Aleppo

Turkish shelling kills 28 Islamic State fighters north of Aleppo

Aleppo : Turkey’s military killed at least 28 Islamic State fighters in shelling north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in retaliation for the latest attacks against a Turkish border town, broadcaster CNN Turk said, citing a military statement. The attack hit 58 Islamic State targets with artillery and rocket launchers, CNN Turk said on Monday. The pro-government

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Turkish police warn of possible Islamic State attacks: media

Turkish police officers stand guard near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet on January 13, 2016, a day after an attack. 
Turkish authorities probed how a jihadist from Syria killed 10 mainly German tourists in an attack in the heart of Istanbul that raised alarm over security in the city. / AFP / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Ankara : Turkish police have issued a nationwide warning about possible Islamic State attacks on Thursday’s national holiday, state media said, with military facilities seen as targets after the army stepped up attacks on the militants in Syria. Both Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish militants have staged bomb attacks in Turkey in recent months, fuelling concern about the spillover of

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