Turkey has stepped up raids on Daesh militants in recent months. File photo
Turkey arrested 70 suspected members of the Daesh group in raids across the country on Monday, state news agency Anadolu reported.
A total of 33 people were arrested in Ankara province — almost all of them Iraqi — while the others were held in Batman, Kayseri and Adana provinces.
Turkey has stepped up raids on Daesh militants in recent months, and pushed to repatriate them to their countries of origin.
It announced 20 arrests in Istanbul last week.
Turkey suffered a spate of Daesh attacks in 2015 and 2016, culminating in a massacre at an Istanbul nightclub celebrating the 2017 New Year in which 39 people died.
Turkey has said it captured and detained several members of the family of the slain Daesh group leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, including one of his wives, his sister and a daughter.
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