Turkey detains 32 ISIS operatives, thwarts plans to bomb synagogues and churches

Turkish security forces detain 32 people suspected of links to ISIS who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks on synagogues and churches as well as the Iraqi Embassy, Turkey’s state-run news agency reports.

The suspects, including three alleged senior ISIS operatives, were detained in raids carried out at dawn in nine provinces across Turkey, Anadolu Agency reports, citing unnamed security sources.

They were detained in a joint operation by the country’s intelligence agency and police, the agency says.

The arrests come a week after police rounded up 304 suspected ISIS operatives in simultaneous raids across Turkey in what appeared to be a security sweep leading up to the New Year festivities.

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