ANKARA, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Turkish security forces has detained 763 Islamic State (IS) suspects during raids at 29 provinces across Turkey since Feb. 5, as part of an operation against the jihadist group, the General Directorate of Security of Turkey stated on Monday.
The statement added that police seized numerous documents, digital material, two guns, four rifles and ammunition.
It also said that IS is currently seeking targets for a large attack in Turkey, and therefore has accelerated propaganda for recruitment while outlining Turkey as its primary target in its recent publications.
Most of the suspects are being probed for their links to providing finances, foreign fighters and supplies to IS combat zones, Turkish Daily Sabah added.
The Turkish Armed Forces launched the Euphrates Shield Operation last August against both IS and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).
Turkey regards the YPG and the PYD as terrorist organizations due to their links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).