More than 80 terrorist suspects detained in Istanbul

More than 80 terrorist suspects detained in Istanbul

Istanbul police arrested at least 82 foreigners midnight Friday that are suspected of having links to the ISIS terrorist group.

During a counter-terrorism operation targeted at ISIS suspects, the police conducted simultaneous raids in Bagcilar, Beykoz, Fatih, Kucukcekmece, Pendik, Sancaktepe, and Sisli districts of Istanbul.

Those arrested were foreigners reportedly planning to cross into Syria to fight for ISIS. Istanbul Police Department said that they will be sent to the court, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIS attacks. Since August last year, Istanbul police have carried out at least 100 operations and detained nearly 1000 suspects.

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