BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
During a special operation, 10 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization were detained in Turkey's Adana province, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
According to the reports, during the investigation it was revealed that the detainees acted as part of armed groups in Syria and Iraq.
Citizenship of the detainees was not disclosed.
The terrorists showed armed resistance during the special operation.
On June 12 this year, 19 militants of 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 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 IS members in 11 provinces of Turkey. Twenty-four people, who were engaged in raising funds for terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya, were arrested.
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