Police arrest 29 Daesh suspects in Istanbul

Fri 07 July 2017 10:57 GMT | 14:57 Local Time

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Suspects include 22 foreign nationals who were trying to travel to Syria.

Police on Friday arrested 29 suspects from Istanbul for alleged links to the Daesh terror group, a security source said.

The arrests were made during a counter-terrorism operation conducted by teams from the anti-terror branch of the Istanbul Police, said the source who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Raids were conducted in six districts -- Atasehir, Bagcilar, Basaksehir, Cekmekoy, Esenyurt and Umraniye -- to capture the suspects, which included 22 foreign nationals and seven locals, who were attempting to travel to Syria, the source added.

A large number of digital data, organizational documents, and an unlicensed pistol were seized during the operation.

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