Turkey: Daesh terrorist nabbed after police hunt

By Eren Bozkurt

ADANA, Turkey (AA) – Turkish police arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist who allegedly communicated orders coming from Syria to group members in Turkey, security sources said Monday.

Identified as Eyup. B (47), the suspect was rounded up in a brief police hunt after he was spotted outside a private hospital in the southern province of Adana, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The suspect — reportedly the group's most senior operative in Adana province — has threatened Daesh informants and their families, according to the same sources.

The suspect was put behind bars pending trial.

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

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks.