TSC Report Cited by Arab News: Turkish Police, Intelligence Foil Large-Scale Bomb Attack by Daesh
October 31, 2017
By: Menekse Tokyay
Turkish police and intelligence officials collapsed two terrorist cells in Istanbul over the weekend, preventing a large-scale bomb attack by Daesh.
A car loaded with homemade explosives and a bomb-laden motorcycle, as well as suicide vests and many bullets, were found in the parking area of a crowded shopping mall in Istanbul’s Bayrampasa district on Oct. 28, just one day before the national celebrations of Republic Day …
The latest report by The Soufan Center, a US-based think-tank, said out of 1,500 Turkish fighters who joined Daesh, about 900 have returned home — a new risk factor for domestic and regional security …
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