Istanbul police detain 40 Daesh suspects in Fatih district

427Istanbul police detained 40 Daesh suspects in counter-terror raids carried out in the city’s Fatih district on Saturday.

Police raided 23 addresses in Fatih and captured documents and digital material related to Daesh terrorists.

According to reports, the suspects are foreign nationals from Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, who have links to the terrorist group.

Some of them have reportedly been to conflict sites in Syria.

Turkey strengthened security measures throughout the country following a deadly shooting and triple suicide bombing attacks on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on June 28 and persistent rocket attacks from across the border in Syria.

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SOURCES: News Now/Daily Sabah online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.