Turkey detained hundreds of ISIL suspects since Jan

A total of 820 suspects have been detained in nationwide operations

Turkey detained hundreds of ISIL suspects since Jan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish forces have detained hundreds of ISIL suspects in nationwide operations across the country since January, according to security sources.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to the media, said 820 suspects had been detained; of those, 190 were arrested in the last four months. 

Security forces also seized organizational documents, arms and ammunition.

In addition, the Turkish Armed Forces have been shelling ISIL positions in Syria since Jan. 9 within rules of engagement.

According to figures from the General Staff and compiled by Anadolu Agency, the Turkish army fired 5,330 times on ISIL positions and so-called headquarters in Syria, killing 370 ISIL terrorists.

Turkish warplanes also carried out 167 air strikes since January in Syria, killing 492 ISIL terrorists.

Turkey has been under indiscriminate rocket attacks from inside Syria and has been the scene of several bomb blasts in Istanbul and Ankara since January.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Mayıs 2016, 16:01