A total of 10 Daesh/ISIS terror suspects were arrested in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu, a security source said Wednesday.
Provincial anti-terror police and intelligence teams along with special forces conducted simultaneous operations in the Altinordu and Unye districts to arrest the suspects, all of them Iraqi nationals, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The suspects, who were active in various units of the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization, were rounded up following six-month-long technical and physical surveillance by anti-terror teams.
The operations were launched as part of an investigation against Daesh/ISIS by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ordu, the source added.
In the operations, digital materials and a POS (point-of-sale) device of a foreign bank were also seized.
In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terror group.
The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times, with 315 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.
In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.