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36 ISIL suspects detained in İstanbul operations

İstanbul’s anti-terror police detained 36 people who are allegedly linked to the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in simultaneous operations in the city on Saturday.

According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, İstanbul police raided 15 locations in İstanbul to apprehend five suspects who allegedly had traveled to Iraq and Syria for ISIL.

Anadolu said 31 of the people detained are foreigners. There was no information on their nationalities.

Several deadly attacks in Turkey that killed more than 300 people since 2015 have been blamed on ISIL.

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