Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Fourteen members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have been detained in Ankara, Trend reports via Turkish media.
The detainees are foreign citizens, and their citizenship isn’t disclosed.
All the detainees took an active part in the gang formations in Syria and Iraq, as well as spread the ideas of the IS, the creation of a “global caliphate” in Turkey.
On Nov. 5, 2018, a major operation was carried out against members of the "Islamic State" in 11 provinces of Turkey. Some 24 people, who were engaged in raising funds for terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya, were arrested. Also, cash money of more than $500,000 and more than two million Turkish liras were confiscated during the operation.
Syrian citizen Riad Haji Osman, one of the IS executioners, was detained during a special operation in Turkey’s Adana Province on Apr. 13. Kifah Bashir Hussein, the so-called minister of health of IS, was detained in Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey on Jan. 24. On Jan. 12, the Turkish police detained the so-called minister of agriculture of IS, Tarik Ahmet.
In December 2017, a 28-year-old terrorist nicknamed Mahmud, one of the IS executioners, was detained in Turkey’s Hatay Province on the border with Syria.
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