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By Emrah Yasar and Abdullah Yildiz
KIRSEHIR/ESKISEHIR, Turkey (AA) – At least 11 people were arrested in central Turkey on Thursday over their suspected links to Daesh terrorist organization, according to a police source.
Five 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.
In Kirsehir, security forces units have conducted anti-terror operation during wee hours of Thursday and arrested six suspects over their alleged links to Daesh terrorist organization.
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.