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26 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul

Police conduct simultaneous operations in 2 districts of Istanbul

06.12.2017
26 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL

At least 26 foreigners have been arrested for their suspected links to Daesh terrorist organization in counterterror operations in Istanbul, police sources said on Wednesday.

Anti-terror squads conducted simultaneous raids at six locations in the Basaksehir and Fatih districts on the European side of the city early Wednesday, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Several organizational documents and digital tools were seized in the raids, it added.

The sources did not communicate the nationalities of the suspects.

Reporting by Halil Demir:Writing by Nilay Kar

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