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Turkish security forces arrest 12 suspects over financing IS

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, sep. 13 the semi-official Anadolu Agency said in a report that Turkish security forces arrested 12 persons suspected of providing financial support to the militant Islamic State (IS) outfit.

The agency stated that prosecutors in the northwestern Balikesir province released detention warrants for the suspects over allegedly offering financial aid to the IS between 2018 and 2019.

The suspects were arrested in concurrent police drives in a variety of places, comprising Ankara, Istanbul, and the provinces of Konya, Adana and Sanliurfa. A lot of documents and digital materials were also confiscated in the drives, the agency added.

The IS has been held responsible of a series of fatal assaults in the country since 2015.

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