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    The documents with new Daesh terrorist group targets were found in the house of Yunus Durmaz, terrorist who committed a suicide attack during a security operation in the southeastern province of Gaziantep in May 2015, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey's special services have obtained documents with new Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group targets for attacks in the country, local media reported Tuesday.

    According to the Cumhuriyet newspaper, the documents were found in the house of Yunus Durmaz, an Daesh member who committed a suicide attack during a security operation in the southeastern province of Gaziantep in May 2015.

    The list of targets includes the wedding venue where a recent suicide attack claimed the lives of over 50 people, the publication reported.

    The list of Daesh targets also includes Alawites (a branch of Islam) villages in southeastern Turkey and along the Mediterranean shore, meeting places of political parties, as well as popular night clubs in Antalya, according to the media outlet.

    At least 150 people are said to have been trained to conduct terrorist attacks in Turkey.

    Daesh, a radical Sunni group banned in a range of countries including Russia and the United States, is notorious for its brutal tactics and extremist jihadist ideology. It has been successful in using online propaganda and social media for recruitment purposes, primarily targeting young people around the world.

    The group has claimed responsibility for a number of major terrorist attacks, including in Turkey and European states.


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