AFYONKARAHISAR, Turkey

Turkish police arrested two Iraqi nationals in the western Afyonkarahisar province over alleged links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, security sources said Wednesday.

The suspects were wanted since 2018, the sources said.

In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist group.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times, with at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed attacks, killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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