Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
One of “emirs” of the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group has been detained in Istanbul during a special operation, Trend reports Sept. 7 with reference to the Turkish media.
It is reported that the detainee (his name isn’t disclosed for security purposes) is one of the “emirs” of the IS in the Syrian region of Raqqa.
It is also reported that the detained “emir” sentenced more than 100 people to death.
No other details of the operation are reported.
On June 12 this year, 19 militants of the IS, who were planning terror attacks, were detained in the Turkish provinces of Adana, Mersin and Tekirdag.
Earlier, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that IS terrorists have been active on the territory in Turkey in recent years.
In this regard, Turkey has thoroughly strengthened security measures, the minister said.
Turkish intelligence is actively working to eliminate terrorists and threats emanating from them, he added.
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.
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