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2 ISIS terrorists planning attacks in Europe arrested in Turkey

Abdullah El Halabi (right) and Tefik Saleh (left) fighting with ISIS terrorists in Syria
Turkish police arrested two suspected ISIS terrorists from Denmark and Sweden, who were planning to go to Europe to carry out attacks, Turkey's Daily Sabah reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, teams from Adana Police carried out counter-terror operations and detained Abdullah El Halabi who is a Danish-Lebanese national, and Tefik Saleh, who is a Swedish-Iraqi national.

They were transferred to a court on Friday, and were arrested, reports said.

The two suspects, who reportedly entered Turkey with fake identities said in their testimony that they were planning to go to Europe afterwards.

Although they claimed in their testimony that they crossed the border to Syria to distribute aid in 2014, police found photos in their phones, showing Halabi carrying weapons, and and both men fighting with other ISIS terrorists.

Moreover, police found out that the two suspects have been receiving intense training on weapons and explosives in the past three months in Syria.

Reports also said that Saleh's wife, Fatime El Rudeyni, who changed her mind about crossing the border to Syria and went back to Sweden instead, had complained to Swedish police about her husband joining ISIS with her daughters.

ISIS is behind a string of attacks in Turkey and the most recent one occurred during New Year's Eve at Istanbul's Reina night club, where a lone gunman gunned down 39 revelers.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 14 February 2017 05:42 PM
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