ADANA, Turkey 

At least three suspects have been arrested in an anti-terror operation in southern Turkey, a security source said early Thursday.

Anti-terror teams of police in Adana province launched an operation to nab five Daesh/ISIS suspects after arrest warrants were issued for them, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The operation is ongoing to arrest the remaining suspects, it added.

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 315 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed assaults.

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

*Writing by Sena Guler

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