Police detain 38 ISIL suspects in Turkey’s Bursa

Police detained 38 people, including Syrian citizens, over suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in an operation on Dec. 28 in the northwestern province of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency said.

Counter-terrorism police carried out simultaneous raids on homes in various districts of Bursa, smashing doors open with battering rams and searching the properties, it said.

ISIL militants have carried out gun and bomb attacks in Turkey. Many foreign fighters have passed through Turkey in recent years on their way to join the jihadist group in territory it controlled in Syria and Iraq.

A year ago, the group claimed responsibility for a New Year’s Day mass shooting by a lone gunman who killed 39

people in a packed Istanbul nightclub. A trial of those allegedly behind the attack began this month.
Source: Daily News 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.