Hasan Kırmızıtaş / Gaziantep, Aug 18 () - Turkish police have arrested four suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants riding in a car loaded with military weapons and a drone, presumably en route to Syria, in an anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey.
Police intercepted a car in the city center of Turkey’s Syrian border town of Gaziantep in an anti-terror operation against individuals aspiring to join or provide logistical support to the ISIL jihadist group.
Four passengers inside the car, three of which were foreigners, were taken into custody by the police.
After obtaining a search warrant from the prosecutor’s office, police searched the luggage and packages inside the car and discovered a large amount of military equipment.
Among the equipment discovered were an unmanned aerial vehicle and its apparatus, two night sights for long-barreled weapons, 352 ammunition clips for long-barreled Kalashnikovs, two rifle scopes, 50-45 mm bullets, 18 camouflage smocks and three bandoliers.
All captured equipment was seized by the police while the suspected militants were arrested after being questioned.