5 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in northwest Turkey

By Emrah Yasar

ESKISEHIR, Turkey (AA) – At least five people were arrested in northwest Turkey on Thursday over their suspected links to Daesh terrorist organization, according to a police source.

Suspects were arrested in simultaneous operations conducted by special forces units in Eskisehir province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to clear Daesh terrorists from Turkey.

More than 300 people lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks in recent years.