ISIS Plots to Attack Turkey's Incirlik Airbase

ISIS Plots to Attack Turkey's Incirlik Airbase
Wed Jan 4, 2017 13:07:25

Iraqi judiciary officials said that a captured ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) member has confessed that the terrorist group is hatching plots to launch attack on Turkey's Incirlik airbase used by NATO forces in Adana province.

Alalam - Turkey

Rai al-Youm newspaper quoted the Iraqi officials as saying on Tuesday that the ISIL inmate, an electronics engineer working for the terrorist group, has confessed that he was planning a comprehensive plot to attack the Turkish airbase.

The terrorist named Abu Osama had been graduated from Mosul university and joined the ISIL after the city was occupied by the terrorist group.

He disclosed that the ISIL had entrusted him with traveling to Turkey as a secular and ordinary person to prepare the plan for attacking Incirlik using his special expertise.

But Abu Osama was arrested in Turkey's Ataturk airport 6 months later and was transferred to Baghdad.

The report came as Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, warned that ISIL intends to take revenge from Saudi Arabia and Turkey and plans to attack against Saudi oil facilities, adding that the terrorist group's attack on the Turkish resort towns bore a vital a message to Ankara.

"(ISIL ringleader) al-Baghdadi has called for attacking the oil facilities and interests of the countries which are members of the anti-ISIL coalition and inflicting a large casualties on them," Atwan wrote on Tuesday.

He said al-Baghdadi's order was directed at Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab countries or Libya.

Atwan referred to the recent developments in the region after the Syrian and Iraqi armies and their allies' victories against the ISIL and the terrorist group's plots to revenge, and said, "Turkey may sustain the most damage of this development; specially after it joined the anti-ISIL war after years of delay."

He added that the recent terrorist blasts and attacks in Turkey's resort destinations and the death of foreign tourists is a clear message to the Turkish officials that the country will no more be safe, FNA reported.



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