Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Some militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic State", which infiltrated in Turkey from the Syrian town of Kobani, are planning terrorist attacks in the country, the Hurriyet newspaper reported citing Turkey's National Intelligence Organization.
The militants of the "Islamic State" are planning terrorist attacks mainly in such cities of Turkey as Ankara and Istanbul.
After Ankara was informed about the "Islamic State" militants' infiltration in the country near the Suruc district of Turkey's Sanliurfa province (on the border with Syria), serious measures were taken to prevent the further infiltration of "Islamic State" militants in Turkey.
Earlier it was reported that the Kurdish militias, the Peshmerga, reached the Turkish-Syrian border on Oct. 30, 2014 and entered the town of Kobani.
In late January 2015, the Peshmerga was able to destroy the militants of the "Islamic State" in Kobani and take the town under their control.
The "Islamic State" (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) penetrated Syria's territory in 2013. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared "a holy war" against all groups and government forces of Syria.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, deploying military actions against government forces there.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.
Edited by SI
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