10 Daesh suspects detained in central Turkey

By Gazi Nogay

CORUM, Turkey (AA) – Security forces detained 10 Iraqi nationals on Monday for alleged links to terrorist group Daesh, according to a Turkish police source.

A local court issued arrest warrants for the suspects on orders of the chief public prosecutor in Corum, Turkey’s central province, said the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A mobile phone and laptop were seized during the operation, the source added.

Nearly 190 suspects linked to Daesh were arrested in counter-terrorism operations across Turkey last month, according to data from security officials.

At least 319 people have lost their lives in Daesh terror attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket and gun attacks.

In 2015, Daesh’s largest attack saw 107 killed as two suicide bombers targeted peace protesters outside Ankara’s main train station in October.