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13-07-2015, 10:05

Turkish security forces arrest Tajik citizens seeking to cross into Syria



Avesta.Tj | 13.07.2015 |Turkish security forces on Sunday arrested 25 foreign nationals, mainly citizens of Tajikistan, seeking to cross into Syria to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to the Turkish newspaper Milliyet.


The suspects had been arrested at Gaziantep bus station, near the border with Syria.


Many would-be jihadists had also brought their families with them.

The suspects have undergone health checks and are being interrogated, after which they will likely be deported.