terrorism in the east

30 ISIL suspects detained in Istanbul

Turkish security forces on June 16 detained 30 foreign nationals in Istanbul for alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a police source told state-run Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News reports.  …

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Turkish army destroys terrorist hideouts in N. Iraq

Turkish jets destroyed terrorist shelters, hideouts, and weapons pits as part of anti-terror operations in northern Iraq on Friday, the military said on Saturday, Anadolu agency reported. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said …

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Erdogan: Turkey to fight terror with allies or alone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Ankara is determined to pursue its cross-border military operations from its southern borders to northern Iraq, stating that the operation in the Kandil region is ongoing. …

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Turkey's air strikes kill 26 PKK militants in Iraq

The Turkish military said air strikes its forces carried out killed 26 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on June 12. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today …

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Iranian authorities arrest 27 suspected terrorists

Iranian authorities have detained 27 suspected members of a terrorist group and confiscated a large number of explosives and weapons including machine guns and grenades, Independent.ie reports. The group is reported to have planned …

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SCO states rule out warfare in resolving Syrian crisis

The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) confirmed, in their joint declaration on the outcome of the Qingdao summit, the absence of alternatives to a political resolution to the Syrian crisis, and called on all the parties …

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IRGC forces bust terrorist cell in northwestern Iran

Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have destroyed a nine-member gang of terrorists in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq, Press TV reported. The public relations office of the IRGC Hamzeh …

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Particularly dangerous PKK militant killed in Turkey

At least 34 terrorists were killed in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq over the past week, the Turkish military said. The message says one of the killed terrorists was particularly dangerous: he took part in the planning and …

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Will ISIS and Al-Qaeda unite?

ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups can unite, director of the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, Yevgeny Sysoyev, warned during the anti-terrorist forum in …

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