12-12-2019 09:05 PM Jerusalem Timing

1000 Turks Join Ranks of ISIL

1000 Turks Join Ranks of ISIL

More than 1000 Turkish citizens are fighting under the umbrella of the Takfiri terrorists group fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to Turkish officials.

More than 1000 Turkish citizens are fighting under the umbrella of the Takfiri terrorists group fighting in Syria and Iraq, FNA reported according to Turkish officials.

However the Turkish officials admit that they are unable to learn the exact number of the Turks engaged in the fight.

The estimated number of armed ISIL fighters is around 12,000 to 15,000, which shows that Turks make up just less than 10 percent of the Takfiri group.

Turkish media broadcast a few days ago pictures of hundreds of men with long beards in Taliban-style dress gathering for Eid al-Fitr somewhere in Istanbul.

The group was allegedly linked with ISIL, and they dedicated their Eid al-Fitr prayers to ISIL fighters in Iraq and Syria.