Agencies (Qasioun) – Turkish security sources said on Tuesday that security forces detained 13 suspected members of ISIS in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa.
The sources said that the detainees included the terror group’s so-called “Emir of Health” called Kefah Basheer Hussain, Iraqi national.
The counterterrorism unit of the Sanliurfa Police Department launched an operation to capture ISIS suspects, including some senior members, after receiving intelligence that they had crossed into Turkey from Syria via smugglers under the control of the PKK/KCK and the PYD/YPG terrorist organizations.
All of them were foreign nationals, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Two of the suspects were facing Interpol Red Notices and another a diffusion notice, the sources said.
The suspects consisted of seven Algerians, two Syrians, two Iraqis, one Dutch national, one Moroccan, one British national and one Egyptian.