174 Turkish ISIL militants surrendered in Iraq after liberation of Mosul, Tal Afar

AFP photo09/09/2017 (Hurriyet – Turkey): A total of 174 Turkish militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have surrendered to the Iraqi army, Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and Peshmerga forces in Iraq after the liberation of Mosul and Tal Afar from the jihadist group. The situation of the militants, who surrendered with their families, are under close surveillance by Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT), while security precautions on the border have been stepped up as a measure against ISIL militants crossing into Turkey. The jihadist group reportedly has started seeking new strategies after losing territories in Syria’s Raqqa and the entire control over the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar in Iraq. After operations in Iraq, many of the jihadists in the area fled to Syria, while half of them surrendered to different Iraqi groups and authorities…

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/174-turkish-isil-militants-surrendered-in-iraq-after-liberation-of-mosul-tal-afar-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=117723&NewsCatID=352

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