Turkey offers $14 Million for Leading Information On 23 ISIS Militants
Turkey says it is offering a reward of $14 million for any information which leads to the capture of 23 wanted Islamic State (ISIS) militants that were involved in the twin bombings on the country’s capital Ankara in October 2015.
Turkish Interior Ministry describe: “The ministry ranks those included on the list in five color-coded categories from red (most wanted), to blue, green, orange and grey.” And added that the most wanted three militants, İlhami Balı, Mustafa Dokumacı and Yunus Durmaz, are on the red list with 4-million-lira [$1.4 million] rewards offered for each.
According to the ministry’s latest update of its wanted terrorists, Bali is allegedly the group’s leader in the southeastern province of Gaziantep. Dokumanci is also the leader of the group accused of carrying out bomb attacks and recruiting militants for ISIS in Syria.
“Yunus Emre Alagöz, one of the suicide bombers in the Oct. 10, 2015 Ankara attack which claimed 101 lives, and his brother, Abdurrahman Alagöz, who killed 33 students in a similar attack in Suruç on July 20, 2015, were both members of the ‘Dokumacılar’ group,” sources added.
Durmaz is believed to be preparing for a bloody terror attack to follow up on the recent explosion in Istanbul’s busy İstiklal Avenue on March 19 which killed five, including the suicide bomber, and wounded 39.
Among the remaining 20 militants three, Mahmut Gazi Tatar, Hüseyin Peri and Savaş Yıldız, are believed to be held captive by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.
The list also includes five women and two foreign nationals.