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Two suspected ISIS militants arrested by Turkish police



Two suspected ISIS militants arrested by Turkish police

Turkish police have arrested two men planning attacks in Europe suspected to be ISIS militants after a 10-day police operation, local media reveals.

The suspects identified as Mahamad Laban, 45, a Danish citizen, and Mohammed Tefik Saleh, 38, a Swedish citizen, according to the Anadolu Agency have received weapons and explosives training in Syria for the past three months.

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In several pictures published by Anadolu, Laban and others are seen in trenches covered with sandbags while in another, he is seen wearing camouflage gear holding a machine gun.

Anadolu did not provide details on the arrests but said Saleh’s wife had informed Swedish authorities that he had crossed from Turkey to Syria and joined IS in 2014, along with his two daughters. The agency says the wife didn’t go to Syria and returned to Sweden.

The agency said the two men entered Turkey using fake identification with the intention of going to European countries.



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