Turkey detains eight IS members on Syria border: army

Turkish soldiers stand guard atop a hill opposite the city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, in the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on November 10, 2014Turkey has detained eight members of the Islamic State group including three children while trying to cross from neighbouring Syria illegally, the military said on Saturday. Long criticised for not doing enough to stem the flow of jihadist fighters across its volatile border with Syria, Turkey has stepped up fight after a number of deadly attacks on Turkish soil blamed on IS. The government has dismissed as “groundless” claims that Turkey is not combatting the jihadist group.

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