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Turkey arrests 30 ISIS suspects in Ankara

A total of 30 ISIS-linked terror suspects were arrested in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on Sunday.

Suspects, all foreign nationals, were arrested over allegedly plotting terror attacks in the city ahead of New Year's Eve, said a security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police seized illegal documents during the raids, the source added.

Security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to rid Turkey of ISIS terrorists.

More than 300 people have lost their lives in ISIS-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror group has targeted civilians in a suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks.

In another development, Australia has stripped a fighter held in Turkey of his citizenship due to his ties to ISIS.

The US announcement of its planned withdrawal from Syria has put Turkey, which Washington expects to wipe out the remnants of ISIS in Syria, at the forefront of the terror group’s potential targets.