Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
With the latest rescue operation in the Turkish capital, the number of the Ezidis rescued from terror groups has increased to three within the last 18-month period.
According to the information obtained by Anadolu Agency, Turkish intelligence and police units conduct operations both within the country and abroad to rescue those in need.
The European Union on Feb. 5 renewed its terrorist list for a further six months.
The sanctions list features 14 persons and 21 entities or groups, including the PKK and Dalokay Sanli, a senior figure of the terrorist group.
Terrorist organizations DHKP/C, IBDA-C, and TAK - a PKK offshoot - are also on the list.
At least six foreign nationals have been arrested for suspected links to the ISIL terror group, a security source said early on Jan. 24.
Police conducted an operation in Kastamonu's city center as part of an anti-ISIL probe launched by prosecutors in the Black Sea province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
ISIL claimed responsibility early on Jan. 22 for Baghdad's suicide attack, via the group's Amaq news agency on its Telegram channel.
Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Jan. 21, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of the ISIL.