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26 ISIL suspects detained in simultaneous police raids in İstanbul

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A total of 26 suspects who allegedly have links to the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were detained in simultaneous police operations in İstanbul on Thursday.

İstanbul police raided 14 locations in nine districts of İstanbul as part of an investigation into ISIL, the Diken news website reported.

According to the report 26 suspects, 17 of whom are foreign nationals, were detained during the raids over alleged ties to ISIL and participating in clashes on behalf of the group in Syria.

Turkish police seized documents and digital materials during the raids.

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