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Turkish police arrest Daesh/ISIS terrorist wanted by Interpol

Russian national Daesh/ISIS terrorist entered Turkey illegally from Syria, say security sources

Sertac Bulur and Abdullah Ozkul   | 07.10.2021
Turkish police arrest Daesh/ISIS terrorist wanted by Interpol


Turkish police have detained a wanted terrorist of the Daesh terror group, also known as ISIS, in an operation in the capital Ankara, according to a security source on Thursday.

After receiving information that the Russian national entered Turkey illegally from Syria, anti-terror police conducted an operation to capture the terrorist.

The security forces in Ankara raided the address of the terrorist, who was also sought by Interpol on a red notice, on Thursday morning.

Digital materials, $4,800, some 8,000 Russian rubles ($111), and 16,800 Turkish liras ($1,894) were seized during the raid.

Sources also said the Daesh/ISIS terrorist was found to possess a fake Syrian ID.

Separately, Turkish police in the central Nigde province conducted an operation to capture a Syrian-national al-Qaeda terror suspect.

The police raided an address in Nigde's Bor district and arrested the terror suspect, identified only by the initials H.E.

Turkey was one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS as a terror group.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times. The terror group has carried out at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed attacks, killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

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