In the course of the antiterrorist operation in Turkey, the police has identified about 400 suspects in connection with the group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). On Sunday, February 5, reports Daily newspaper Sabah.
According to the publication, the raids took place in several regions of the country. About 150 people were detained in the province of Sanliurfa, which borders Syria, 46 in Bursa. It is reported that among the suspects are a lot of foreigners.
New year’s eve was attacked by the visitors of the Istanbul night club Reina. Victims of the attack were 39 people (among them a Russian citizen Nurana Hasanova). Responsibility for the attack took on itself the “Islamic state”. January 16, the executor of the attack, a citizen of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov was caught. A day later he admitted his guilt. Also in this case was arrested 40 people, including Russians.
Units of the Turkish army and part of the SSA from August 24, 2016 performs the operation “Shield of the Euphrates”. The main declared goal of the mission is the liberation of the border areas from the extremists ISIS fighters and Kurdish militias, as well as the creation of security zones.