Over 100 ISIS Suspects Arrested in Raids in Ankara

Turkish police have arrested 101 ISIS suspects in a vast anti-terror operation conducted in the capital Ankara, state media reported Thursday.

The state-run news agency, Anadolu reported that a total of 1,500 police officers took part in the raids across the Turkish capital after authorities issued arrest warrants for 245 suspects.

The intelligence-led raids took place at 250 addresses where documents and digital material were found, the agency said, without giving further details.

In October, dozens of terror suspects from the group were detained across the country including 49 alleged members of ISIS in Ankara, some of whom were suspected of planning an attack.

Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks blamed on ISIS jihadists in the past two years, including one on an elite Istanbul nightclub at the New Year during which 39 people were killed by an ISIS gunman.

Although there has been a calm, Turkish police have conducted raids almost daily against ISIS cells across the country.

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