Over 60 IS members detained in Turkey's Istanbul

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Sixty-two foreigners, who are members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, were detained in Istanbul as a result of the special operation, the Istanbul police said Dec. 1.

The information on the citizenship of detained foreigners was not disclosed.

Earlier, the Istanbul police said that 117 operations were conducted in Istanbul against the IS members from August 2016 to August 2017, as a result of which over 1,000 people were detained.

It was also reported that 940 people were deported from Turkey as part of the fight against the IS during the reporting period.

Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has claimed more than 500,000 lives.

Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The 'Islamic State', the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.

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