French army helicopters crashed in Mali were not under IS fire: general
French army helicopters crashed in Mali were not under IS fire: generalOn Thursday, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) said the helicopters had collided after one of them retreated under fire from ISWAP fighters, but it did not provide any evidence for its claim, the SITE intelligence group reported.
ANKARA (Dispatches) – Turkey will deport 11 French national Daesh suspects to their home country next month, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu Also, we will send 11 French national Daesh members back to France at the beginning of December," Soylu stated at a conference on migration in
28 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will deport 11 French national Islamic State (IS) suspects to their home country next month, said Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu on Thursday. Ankara started to send captured foreign IS members back to their original countries in early November.
ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) — Turkey has deported 11 French nationals who are suspected of being members of the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said Monday.
A brief ministry statement said 11 "foreign terrorist fighters" were returned to their home country.
It did not provide details or identify the suspects.
Last month, Turkey stepped up the return of suspected foreign IS members — either held in Turkish prisons or in Syria — back to their countries of origin, saying Turkey was "not a hotel" for foreign fighters.
More than 60 such foreign fighters have been deported, including IS suspects from the United States, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.
US wants explanation for Turkey threat to close two bases .
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday he wants an explanation from Ankara over threats to close two strategic military bases used by the United States in Turkey. Esper also noted he was disappointed by the direction Ankara seems to be taking, moving away from NATO and getting closer to Russia. Turkey faces US sanctions over its decision to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system, despite warnings from Washington.Tensions also rose when Turkey launched a military incursion into northeastern Syria in October against the Kurds, who were US allies in the fight against IS.