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Turkey detains 10 foreign Daesh suspects

Suspects from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Egypt, Syria held in Hatay province

09.09.2016
Turkey detains 10 foreign Daesh suspects

By Lale Koklu

HATAY, Turkey

At least 10 foreign nationals were taken into custody Friday in the Reyhanli district of Turkey's southern Hatay province during an operation against Daesh, according to security sources.

The 10 suspects were identified as five Afghans, two Azerbaijanis, plus one Tajik, Egyptian and Syrian national, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspects have been accused of being members of the Daesh terrorist organization.

Security sources said the suspects had entered Turkey illegally on Aug. 30.

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