Turkey arrests net 52 Islamic State militants

According to President Trump, the Islamic State is on the verge of collapse, an announcement concerning their final defeat is expected this week.

Famagusta Gazette

POLICE in Turkey have detained at least 52 Syrians in the northwestern province of Bursa over their suspected links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) .

Police also seized documents and digital materials , thought to be connected to the organisation.

In a separate development, a teenage girl that fled from Britain to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria three-years ago wants to return to London.Shamima Begum, 19, is currently living in a Syrian refugee camp, and is heavily pregnant. The camp is home to around 40,000 refugees.

 In an interview with the Times, she said she was married within months of arriving on IS territory, and had given birth to two children; both had died from illness and malnutrition.

She said she now wants to ‘live a quiet life’ in the UK.

Ben Wallace, a security minister in the British government, told the BBC he not comment on the case for legal reasons, but did say that ‘Britons who had gone to Syria to engage or support terrorist activities should be prepared to be questioned, investigated and potentially prosecuted if they came back to the UK’.

According to President Trump, the Islamic State is on the verge of collapse, an announcement concerning their final defeat is expected this week.