15 ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s İzmir

(VOVworld)- Some 15 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects were detained early on April 1 in the Aegean province of İzmir, including suspected trainers of suicide bombers.

15 ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s İzmir - ảnh 1

The İzmir counter-terrorism police unit conducted the operation on specific addresses targeted in advance. Police also seized four shotguns and documents and equipment belonging to the jihadist group during searches at the addresses. The detained suspects are thought to have been trainees of Savaş Yıldız, who carried out a bomb attack on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) district offices in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin in 2015. Yıldız is still being sought by police. It has been reported that the detained suspects trained militants to work in engagement areas and personally participated in exercises there.