Turkish authorities have arrested three suspected members of ISIS group in Istanbul, including two Pakistanis and a Briton, state media said Tuesday.


The state-run Anatolia news agency said the Pakistani suspects had been detained last week in a raid on their homes in Istanbul’s central Mecidiyekoy district.


Police then expanded the operation based on intelligence the suspects provided and detained the British suspect, identified as Hasan H., at a bus stop in the conservative Fatih district, it added.


All have now been remanded in custody by a court.


Anatolia said that Hasan H. was believed to be linked to Aine Lesley Davis, a close associate of the notorious British ISIS militant known as “Jihadi John” who Washington believes was likely killed in a recent drone strike in Syria.




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