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Senior Daesh terrorist held in northwest Turkey

Turkish soldiers prepare to fire a cannon at a military base during winter near Turkey-Iraq border in Daglica village of Yuksekova district of Hakkari, Turkey on January 20, 2019 [Özkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency]
Turkish soldiers prepare to fire a cannon at a military base during winter near Turkey-Iraq border in Daglica village of Yuksekova district of Hakkari, Turkey on January 20, 2019 [Özkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency]

A senior member of Daesh terrorist group was arrested in northwestern Turkey Monday, according to security sources, reports Anadolu Agency.

Counter-terrorism and intelligence branch units in Bursa province held a joint operation to nab the terrorist, who had been sought by an arrest warrant.

The terrorist, identified by the initials I.T., was caught in Yildirim district of the province.

The arrested terrorist was particularly active in Syria’s Aleppo and Deir Ez-Zour provinces.

More than 300 people have lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in recent years across Turkey, where the terror organisation has targeted civilians in suicide bombs, rocket and gun attacks.

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh activities.

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