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11 April 2014, Friday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Report: Police foil al-Nusra bomb attack planned for Adana

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30 May 2013, Thursday /TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL
Seven members of Syria's militant al-Nusra group were detained on Wednesday after police found sarin gas, which was reportedly going to be used in a bomb attack, during a search of the suspects' homes, Turkish media have reported.

Newspapers claimed on Thursday that two kilograms of sarin gas, which is usually used for making bombs and was banned by the UN in 1991, had been found in the homes of suspects detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin. Twelve suspects were caught by the police on Monday. The reports claimed that the al-Nusra members had been planning a bomb attack for Thursday in Adana but that the attack was averted when the police caught the suspects. Along with the sarin gas, the police seized a number of handguns, grenades, bullets and documents during their search. Five of the suspects were released later on Thursday.

In another incident in Adana, the police received intelligence that a bomb-laden vehicle had entered Adana, the bombs being of the same type used in a recent attack in Hatay's Reyhanlı town, the Taraf daily reported on Thursday.

Security measures in Adana have been tightened in line with intelligence gathered. The Hatay National Provincial Police Department said that police officers are guarding the roads in and out of the province and are keeping an eye out in the province for the vehicle mentioned in the intelligence.

On May 11, one car bomb exploded outside the town hall while another went off outside a post office in Reyhanlı, a main hub for Syrian refugees and opposition activity in Hatay. Fifty-two people were killed and as many as 100 were injured in the bombings. Turkey blamed the Syrian regime for the attacks but Damascus has denied any role in the bombings.

Twelve suspects were arrested in connection with the car bombings. In the aftermath of the attack, claims were raised that the police force and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) did not fulfill their responsibilities to prevent the bombings from taking place.

 
 
COMMENTS
I hope government launches an ergonocan investigation against this case. I am 100% sure there Iranian/Assad/Russian terrorist symathisers in the MIT, Police, Military and CHP. These traitors need to be brought to justice very quickly. They have been assisting Turkeys enemies in every opportunity by ...
mehmet
Who is controlling them? Iran/Hezbollah do not produce chemical weapon. They woould not like Turkey to drag into conflict. Saudi will not like to kill Turks---so who can it be? So it is not conspiray theory--now it is proof that Israel wants to create mayhem in mid-east
Abu Bakar Siddiqui
Terrorist elements will stop at nothing in their quest for destruction
Gerard Seltzer
There are few mainstream media today who arent 1) lying for a paycheck or 2) getting censored, reprimanded
Panda
The entirely predictable result of the Turkish governments decision to supply arms,ammunition and Turkish bases for the rebels. Let me predict that the containers of Sarin will disappear only to reappear later as Coke cans.
Babeouf
Stop lying, now Turkey is behaving like all the other enemies of Muslims. If Turkey betrays Syrian brothers you should know that if Syrian Muslims cant have peace then neither will you turks kurds or alawis. Allah will plan against you just as you planned against Muslims, and along with Jews and th...
hizir
Turkeys al_Nusra-style government played with fire. Now fire is burning the decent Turkish people. The previous criminal bombing unfortunately killed Turks. This one was foiled. Nobody knows about future ones. One other thing that nobody knows of is when this al-Nusra Turkish government is going to...
Toshambo
Russia, Safawi Iran, Hezb al-Shaitan, and their helpers inside CHP, Turkish MIT and police are now manufacturing their own seemingly Al-Nusra terrorist plot and make it easy to catch the suspects, so they can discredit the real Al-Nusra Front in Syria that is putting on the most potent fight again...
Zack Jalamani
The UNITED NATIONS And The European Union serve no purpose on planet earth. It appears they promote war not peace. There humanitarian aid is not water,food nor medicine,its guns and ammunition.
delight
When turkey finishes its investigation it will find that these guys posing as al nusra are actually working for assad/iranian intelligent forces. It is ludicrous to think alnusra is against turkey while there on the rebels side. Iran/assad/russia have recruited other fake jihadi group made up of che...
mehmet
I am absolutely sure that the suspects produced the nerve gas in their kitchen; and that this incident has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with a false flag operation. Does anyone oppose?
Jochen Scholz
i hope now the erdogan government will be more responsible with respect to syria and stop harboring terrorist elements
selim
So basically this arrests prove that Mr. Erdogan was lying when he was accusing Al-assad regime of committing Rihannly bombing and confirm what we all were suspecting. Al nusra is turning against their masters to push the latters to intervene in Syrian quagmire. It also confirm that the terrorists d...
Ismail ALjazaeri
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